Get your B.A. in Journalism
About the Major
In a rapidly changing world with a 24-7 news cycle, journalism is more important than ever. In this major, you'll focus on the practice of reporting, writing, editing, and disseminating news and information. You can specialize in either broadcast journalism or global journalism.
Produce news reports for print, broadcast, and online media
Learn how to gather information, analyze it, boil it down, and communicate it effectively
Understand how to report accurately, quickly, and ethically
Do you love to tell stories, shoot video, fly drones and take photos? Explore what it means to be a Journalism major at the University of Arizona, why journalism is more important than ever and what careers opportunities this degree can prepare you for.
You won’t just learn how to put together print, online and video stories – you’ll be doing it. Students produce two print publications, a half-hour video newsmagazine, online-only publications, and an online news service. Students also secure internships at top media outlets, including CNN, The Los Angeles Times, CBS Sports, Elle Magazine, and the Arizona Daily Star.
Sample courses include:
- JOUR 205: Reporting the News
- JOUR 203: Photojournalism
- JOUR 208: Law of the Press
- JOUR 280: Broadcast Writing
- JOUR 473: Reporting in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands