Journalism

The Journalism concentration is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career as a reporter or news commentator. The Mass Communications department brings together journalists with impressive careers in journalism and has a special interest among those who teach part-time in the journalism program. Students in the program have gone on to work for national newspapers and by media outlets including The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Indianapolis Star, The Boston Globe, The Washington Times, The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund and ESPN. One recent graduate of the program now owns and operates a successful regional magazine for Southern Connecticut.

Completion of the Journalism concentration within the Mass Comm major requires students to take the following Journalism classes:

Summary of Requirements

(36 SEMESTER HOURS)

MASS COMMUNICATION CORE 

MCom 110 Public Communication 3*
MCom 111 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
MCom 211 Communication Theory 3
MCom 395 Senior Seminar in Mass Communication 3

JOURNALISM

(12 SEMESTER HOURS)

MCom 240 News Reporting 3
MCom 341 Magazine and Feature Writing 3
MCom 345 Newspaper Editing and Production 3
MCom 390 Media Law and Ethics Or
MCom 241 Photojournalism 3

MASS COMMUNICATION ELECTIVES ______________12

FREE ELECTIVES________________________________36

FOREIGN LANGUAGE ____________________________6

TOTAL 120