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Training the storytellers of tomorrow

The School of Journalism and Advertising is a lab-based learning environment where students have opportunities to experience hands-on professional-level training, as early as their first year. 

Newsrooms and labs, student organizations and class projects teach you the skills and theories you’ll apply throughout your career.

You will build an impressive resume and portfolio to stand out in a competitive marketplace.

Bachelor's Program

Our journalism program allows students to work alongside award-winning faculty members who bring real-world experience to the classroom. Students gain hands-on experience through involvement in our live, student-produced newscast, and TV news magazine. Tailor your degree to your interests by choosing one of our program specializations.


The skills learned in our program translate to every other discipline. The ability to communicate clearly is a valued asset in the professional world, no matter the focus. Journalism minors can emphasize any of our specializations, including Advertising, News Editorial, Photojournalism, Sports Media, or Journalism and Mass Communication.