Journalists follow the idea that a truthful, accurate and comprehensive presentation of ideas is essential to maintaining an informed and free society. They also provide entertainment by covering arts, sports and everyday “lifestyle.” Journalists encourage opinion-formation with entities like editorial pages.
With all the new and exciting occupational opportunities that are being expanded by the emergence of online journalism, competition for journalism jobs nationwide is stiff. A Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Slippery Rock University provides students with the essentials needed to become a well-trained journalism graduate in this highly competitive market.
The program allows students to choose from a print or broadcast journalism emphasis, with courses offered in new-media journalism, television production, publication production, and international journalism, just to name a few.
As a journalism major, you can get involved with the Rocket, SRU's award-winning student newspaper, right from your first semester on campus. You could work as a reporter, photographer, editor, or in advertising or online promotion.
You can also make your mark at WSRU-TV in SRU's brand new television studio, opening in the fall of 2010.
The program consists of 59 program credit hours:
- 17 credits in core communication courses
- 18 credits in journalism courses
- 6 credits in political science and economics
- 18 credits of communication electives in print, broadcast, and/or advanced media concepts
- 3 (minimum) credits of an internship