College of Communication & Education

Journalism & Public Relations Department

A student reporter next to her camera is taking notes during a press conference

The core journalistic skills emphasized in JOUR are in high demand from employers, who have a growing need for tech-savvy employees who can research, interview, write, edit and post professional work online with minimal supervision. JOUR operates under the assumption that students are being trained for jobs that may not yet exist. The program is dynamic, expanding, and energized by the continual and rapid development of digital media technologies. Learn more about the Journalism & Public Relations department!

Interests and Experiences

Students who are interested in storytelling, using leading edge technology, objective journalism, social media, and promoting and influencing have found the following experiences invaluable:

Degrees and Other Programs
Career Options
  • Social Media Manager
  • Reporter/Editor for News, Sports, Entertainment
  • Public Relations & Marketing Director
  • Non-profit/Advocacy Communications