Do you want to report on the latest local and national news? Do you want to travel and report on international crises? Or do you want to write magazine essays, movie reviews, or cultural commentary? Earning a B.A. in Communication at Purdue University Northwest can prepare you for exciting career opportunities in journalism.
After completing a five-course core that will give you a robust background in communication, you select seven more classes to concentrate on your own interests and needs.
To receive a concentration in journalism in our B.A. in Communication program, you must complete:
- COM 30900: Visual Communication (from CCA CORE)
- COM 25500: Into to News Reporting and Writing
- COM 30500: News Editing
- COM 30600: Advanced News Reporting and Writing
- COM 33400: Journalism for Electronic Media
- COM 40300: Communication Ethics
- COM 45100: Magazine Journalism
- COM 45200: Journalism Practicum
- COM 24200: Broadcast News
- COM 33000: Media Theories
The Journalism concentration offers students hands on experience in various forms of reporting and writing. Our newspaper The Pioneer gives students the opportunity to report, write, and design. Students learn from faculty with years of experience, including past experience with the Chicago Sun-Times, as well as city hall and education reporting.
For more information or if you’re interested pursing a B.A. in Communication and declaring a concentration in Journalism at Purdue University Northwest, please contact the Department of Communication and Creative Arts’ advisor Rhonda Nemri by email email@example.com or by phone (219) 989-8697.