In Broadcast Journalism students at Union learn performance skills in front of the camera, cutting edge editing and production techniques behind the scenes, as well as scriptwriting, reporting, editing, and news analysis skills. Union graduates are in positions to influence the broadcast media.
Graduates hold positions at CNN, Fox News, and Top 50 market stations across the country.
Graduates also work in Christian media including Focus on the Family and the International Mission Board.
During the year, Union students produce Jackson 24/7, a daily live news program, and Union Bulldog Basketball games, both aired live on our local cable system.
Students have also had internship opportunities with the Boston Red Sox, Jeopardy!, Fox News, Good Morning America, and Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Broadcast Journalism Major: 48 hours (16 classes)
Required Courses: 36 hours (12 classes)
Professional Electives: Select 12 hours (4 classes) from
the articulation of ideas through learning how to “see” light, capturing the moment, documentary photography, portraiture, fashion, food, architecture, advertising, and sports. It will also stress exploring a fresh view of the commonplace, maintaining high standards of visual communication and understanding the relationship between words, photographs, and design. Credit Hours: 3. Pre-requisites: COM 236. Offered in the Fall and Spring.
Minor Requirements: Broadcast Journalism—21 hours
A. Required Courses: COM 120, 121, 220, 236, 352—15 hours (5 classes)
B. Professional Electives: Select 6 Elective hours (including 3 upper level hours) (3 classes) from COM 230, 245, 347, 406, 415