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

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Everyone has a story to tell.

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.

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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

  • Daktronics
  • FloSports
  • Watertown Public Opinion
  • Dakota News Now

Internship Opportunities

  • Jackrabbit Sports Network
  • 605 Magazine
  • Grand Forks Herald
  • CBS Sports

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.