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Journalism (BA)

Student journalists at work.
As a journalism major, you will develop a skill set that prepares you for a career as a multimedia content producer and video storyteller. Because the field of journalism 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.

The flexible, hands-on curriculum offers courses that focus on a variety of topics, allowing you to take those that are most appealing to you. Courses include:

  • Multimedia news production
  • Online reporting and production
  • News editing
  • Feature writing
  • International reporting
  • Magazine reporting
  • Photojournalism
  • Radio news
  • Sports reporting
  • Television news

You will have access to DePaul's green screen studio, control room, editing suites and the digital equipment facility.

The Journalism program is located in downtown Chicago, at DePaul's Loop campus, giving you access to many media outlets and allowing you to meet and work professionally with leading companies in the industry.

With this program, you may choose to concentrate in Latino Media & Communication. This concentration will teach you how to think critically about all aspects of media and communication, with a particular focus on Latino media and Latino communities.

We also offer combined bachelor's/master's degree programs, which allow you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in five years.