Journalism and Mass Communication

Major in Journalism and Mass Communication

A degree in journalism and mass communication from the Greenlee School will prepare you for a career that involves all aspects of news and information. You'll focus on generating ideas, organizing, writing, editing and presenting information for various media platforms and audiences as you study the latest journalism trends and industry practices. You'll work with advisers to develop a program of study that prepares you for work in communication-specific areas including broadcast media, magazines and/or newspapers, photo journalism, science communication, visual communication and digital media. The capstone professional internship experience, coupled with coursework that focuses heavily on writing, research and professional abilities provide opportunities for students to practice and refine their skills.

Students majoring in journalism and mass communication at the Greenlee School have interned at CNN, Sports Illustrated, Esquire, the Washington Post, Time, Meredith Corporation, NPR and many other local and national media outlets, organizations and businesses.

All Greenlee majors are required to pass a grammar test prior to enrolling in JL MC 201: Reporting and Writing for the Mass Media. Learn more about the Poynter Institute Exam (PIE).

Minor in Journalism and Mass Communication