In addition to training students to find good story ideas and interpret, explain, and inform, the Journalism Department strives to instill strong values and emphasize integrity in all endeavors. The Journalism program provides practical, hands-on experience in reporting, writing, editing, and publishing for students seeking careers across media, reporting on breaking news, sports, fashion, entertainment, politics, trends and technology. We offer international and entrepreneurial opportunities, as well as major internships 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. These fundamental courses prepare students for advanced work in the major’s four concentrations: Broadcast Journalism (TV or Radio), News Reporting and Writing (news or sports emphasis); Magazine Writing and Editing and Science Journalism. We also offer a minor 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:
- 53-1010 Introduction to Journalism