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Journalism is an essential part of American life and culture, making journalists among the most influential people in our society. Journalists are in the unique position of interpreting the political, social, economic, cultural and everyday events that affect all members of society, influencing the choices we each make.
Required courses in this program of study may have prerequisites. Reference the course description section for clarification.
Program Admissions Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores should try to complete their BACRs during their first two years. They are encouraged to take JRNM 100 and JRNM 209. Freshmen and sophomores should contact the Journalism Program’s advisors to identify those courses needed to prepare for their selected degree option.
Transfer students should contact a Journalism Program advisor during their application to the university.
Because journalism courses build upon one another and most are not repeated during the year, it is recommended that students begin study in the fall.
The Journalism Program is designed to prepare students for journalism careers in news reporting, public relations and public information.
Few careers demand a more varied body of knowledge than does journalism. Journalists today are constantly working with far-ranging and complex issues. The journalism curriculum at Eastern recognizes that the profession is both a discipline of its own and yet a fusion of many disciplines in our culture.