In the Journalism major, students learn the importance of writing, layout, editing, photography, advertising and journalism administration.
One of the main ways students develop their skills is through hands-on experience in Cardinal & Cream, a student-run, online campus newspaper and a bi-annual, print magazine. At the Southeast Journalism Conference, Cardinal & Cream was named best college newspaper in 2011 and was named best college magazine in 2015 and 2016. Over the past five years, Cardinal & Cream has won 37 individual awards at the Southeast Journalism Conference.
If you are interested in the Journalism major, please contact Professor Ted Kluck.
Journalism Major: 48 hours (16 classes)
Required Courses: 36 hours
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 in Journalism: 21 hours (7 classes)
Select 21 hours (7 classes) from: COM 120, 121, 210 (x2), 230, 236, 322, 351, 407, 451