2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog


J. Sparks, Chairperson


The Department of Journalism offers professional programs in advertising, journalism, graphics, magazine media, news, photojournalism, public relations, and teacher education. Departmental majors in advertising, journalism and public relations are accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). The public relations major is certified by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Journalism students receive individual attention and hands-on instruction using leading-edge communication technologies. Students are encouraged to supplement their classroom educations by working with award-winning student publications and organizations, including the Daily News (campus newspaper), Ball Bearings (student magazine), The McKinley Avenue Agency (student-operated integrated strategic communication agency), Cardinal Communications at The McKinley Avenue Agency (student-operated creative communications firm), and ballstatedaily.com (student media Web site). The department's professional and faculty advisors assist students in selecting courses, understanding requirements for majors, and receiving career counseling. No more than 12 transfer credits are accepted for any major in the Department of Journalism.

For more information, contact the Department of Journalism at 765-285-8200.