Journalism studies students select a major in a field of their interest and then build around the major a series of courses in media studies, writing, visual arts and analysis of contemporary culture, politics or science. Students are required to fulfill an internship in newspaper, web or public relations work. The program will require reflective writing and students will also be encouraged to attend the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, the American University Washington Journalism Semester, or the Boston University London Internship in Journalism.
The liberal arts provide excellent preparation for a career in journalism. This program emphasizes research, critical analysis, and creativity, supplemented by on-the-job training. The minor in journalism studies, combined with practical experience and reflective learning, will prepare a student from any major to enter a graduate program in journalism or an entry-level job in the field.