The best journalism major is one that prepares students for a career in communications through hands-on learning opportunities and guidance from knowledgeable professors with years of experience in the field.

Mount Mercy University’s journalism degree program focuses on the skills and background knowledge needed for professional writing or editing careers. Career opportunities include work in professional writing including corporate communication and public relations, technical writing, specialized careers in politics or government, as well as newspaper and other media writing positions.

Mount Mercy leverages its connection in the community to provide journalism internships throughout Cedar Rapids and eastern Iowa to its students. Students earning a journalism degree also have the opportunity to work for the Mount Mercy Times, Mount Mercy’s award-winning, student-run newspaper.

Writing scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students with an interest and talent in writing. The writing scholarship is open to majors and non-majors alike for up to $3,000 and renewable up to four years for a total of $12,000.