Journalism

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Degrees offered

Journalism–B.S. JOUR, with emphases in: 

  • Journalism
  • Photojournalism and Documentary Studies
  • Journalism and Political Science–B.S. (merged major)
  • minor in Journalism
  • minor in Environmental Communication
  • minor in Photojournalism and Documentary Studies

Department Web site:

Photojournalism and Documentary Studies 

Modern society places increasing demands on professional journalists; we’ll prepare you for this fast-paced world through hands-on classes and professional experience.

Internship opportunities

An important aspect of your education is developing news judgment skills forged in the heat of actual newspaper deadlines.

To develop those skills, you’ll have the opportunity to work on The Lumberjack, the university’s award-winning weekly newspaper. You’ll also be able to get class credit for internships at other approved organizations.

Career opportunities

Prepare to work as a:

  • reporter
  • photojournalist
  • documentary filmmaker
  • magazine writer
  • editor
  • public relations specialist

GPA requirements for the major

You must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the journalism major to satisfy prerequisites and to graduate. 

Declaring a journalism major

You must test out of or pass the following pre-major courses with a C or better before declaring a major in journalism:

  • JLS 104
  • COM 131

Additional information

For more information, visit the academic catalog or contact Professor Tolan:
Phone: 928-523-0465
E-mail: mary.tolan@nau.edu