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About Journalism

You will earn a B.A. in Multimedia Journalism in our department. In addition to teaching students to find good story ideas and interpret, explain, and inform, the Journalism Department instills strong values and emphasizes integrity in all endeavors. We provide practical, hands-on experience in reporting, writing, editing, shooting and publishing for students seeking careers across media platforms in specialties ranging from news to sports, fashion, entertainment, politics, trends and technology. We offer international and entrepreneurial opportunities, as well as major internships, several paid, in Chicago and across the nation.

The curriculum is structured around a core of six courses so all students know the rights and responsibilities of journalists in the 21st century as well as the fundamentals of news gathering, using the newest technologies and social media in the service of good journalism. These courses prepare students for advanced work in the major’s six concentrations: Broadcast (TV or Radio), Magazine, News & Features, Sports, and Health & Science. We offer a minor with several flexible options for specialization and participate in the Interdisciplinary major.

Recommended First-Semester Classes

We recommend you take the following required classes in your first semester as a Journalism major:

  • • 53-1011 Introduction to Journalism 

If you are transferring journalism courses from other colleges, please contact the Jodee Sorrentino, the Journalism Department Administrator at 312.369.8988 for detailed instructions.