This major puts communication in the context of the print news media. Courses focus on the skills and background knowledge needed for a writing or editing career in a print-oriented medium, such as newspapers or magazines.
The journalism major would prepare students for a career in the news media or related professional writing fields. It can open the door to working in newspapers, magazines, newsletters and/or specialized media-oriented careers in politics, government or the corporate realm. A journalism major can also be used in print-oriented news media, such as writing for Web-based e-publications.