School of Humanities & Behavioral Science

Journalism - Complementary


Whether it focuses on breaking news, in-depth reporting, sports, or arts and entertainment coverage, journalism involves the art of storytelling. Our journalism major emphasizes telling stories with clarity and purpose, in a variety of media. Since the major is “complementary,” students pair it with a primary major in another area of interest—such as, but not limited to, political science or history.

What classes will I take?

Among the classes in the 30-hour major are:

  • Writing for the Media
  • Visual Communication
  • Advanced Newswriting and Reporting
  • Advanced Features and Magazine Writing
  • Communicating Effectively Through Social Media

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What experiences will I have?

As a journalism major, you’ll produce print and multimedia stories in your classes and for the student newspaper, the Andersonian. Many students take paid staff positions on the newspaper as editors, writers, photographers and designers. You could expect to take an internship as a required part of your major.

What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

Graduates with journalism, writing and storytelling skills find jobs in a variety of areas, including traditional print, broadcast and online journalism, writing, editing, sports information, book publishing and associated fields such as public relations.

How can I learn more?

The academic catalog contains additional information such as course descriptions. To set up a meeting with a faculty member in this area, please contact the Admissions Office.