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.
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
- Reporter for a newspaper or TV station
- Radio or TV news producer
- Writer, Columnist or blogger
- Copy editor
- Digital and social media manager
- Watertown Public Opinion
- Dakota News Now
- Jackrabbit Sports Network
- 605 Magazine
- Grand Forks Herald
- CBS Sports
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.