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Journalism (B.A./B.S.)

A major in journalism prepares students with essential skills including: writing, speaking, critical thinking and technology. Through coursework and experiential learning opportunities, including a required internship, graduates are well-positioned for a wide variety of careers. Students may pursue a B.A. or B.S. in Journalism with coursework in both broadcast and news-editorial journalism. This versatile major prepares students to be digital storytellers, reporters, editors, designers for print, broadcast or online media, photojournalists, or communicators in government, with non-profit organizations or in the corporate world.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Like to write
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Are curious about the world around you
  • Can work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Want to make a difference

Career Opportunities

  • Reporter for a newspaper or TV station
  • Radio or TV news producer
  • Writer, Columnist or blogger
  • Copy editor
  • Digital and social media manager

Recent Employers

  • Sioux Falls Argus Leader
  • KELO-TV
  • Mitchell Daily Republic
  • KSFY-TV
  • ESPN

Internship Opportunities

  • Jackrabbit Sports Network
  • 605 Magazine
  • Pierre Capital Journal
  • KDLT-TV
  • CBS Sports

Suggested Certificates

  • Experiential Learning
  • Graphic Design
  • Animation

Suggested Minors

  • Social Media
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Global Studies
  • Select a Modern Language (French Studies, German, or Spanish)

Clubs and Organizations

  • Journalism Club
  • The Collegian
  • KSDJ FM Radio
  • Kappa Tau Alpha Honor Society

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.