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Journalism (BA)

As a Journalism major at DePaul, you will develop a skill set that prepares you for a career as a multimedia content producer and video storyteller. Because the Journalism field is constantly evolving with the use of new technology, you will learn about industry trends and how to use professional equipment, software and online tools.

Students earning their degree in journalism at DePaul have access to the green screen studio, control room, editing suites and the digital equipment facility. Student journalists also staff our award-winning student media outlets: The DePaulia newspaper, 14 East Magazine, Radio DePaul and the Good Day DePaul news show.

The BA in Journalism degree program is offered at our Loop Campus in downtown Chicago, giving you access to many media outlets and opportunities to meet and work professionally with leading companies in the industry.

In addition to a variety of combined degree programs, you may choose to combine your undergraduate degree in Journalism with one of the following master’s degree programs: Health Communication, Journalism, Media and Cinema Studies, or Communication and Media.

We also offer the 3+3 BA/JD Program, which allows high-achieving first-year undergraduate students to be admitted simultaneously to the College of Communication (CMN) and the College of Law (LAW). You’ll complete your first three years in CMN and your final three years in LAW.

Classes

Coursework

  • Multimedia News Production
  • Online Reporting and Production
  • News Editing
  • Feature Writing
  • International Reporting
  • Magazine Reporting
  • Photojournalism
  • Radio News
  • Sports Reporting
  • Television News

Concentrations/Tracks

  • Latino Media & Communication

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • Advertising
  • Editing
  • Graphic design
  • Production
  • Promotions
  • Public relations
  • Radio
  • Reporting
  • Social media
  • Web content
  • Writing
More career info

93%

of Journalism graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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