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Convergence Journalism (BA) (BS)

On air. Online. On the page.

In a day where print, web and broadcast media collide, today’s storytellers must be prepared to create for a multi-platform environment.

ACU’s convergence journalism program was designed with the contemporary media landscape in mind. You’ll get experience writing for print, television, radio, and the web.

Especially important to this career path is hands-on experience, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities for real-world learning, including work in the JMC Network's converged media lab. 

Program Overview

Credit hours University Requirements: 56 credit hours
+ Major Requirements: 52 credit hours 
+ Electives: 20 credit hours
= Total Required: 128 credit hours*
*Based on track selection
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Department Journalism and Mass Communication
School/College College of Arts and Sciences


You’ll take courses such as:

  • Convergence Reporting
  • Editing and Content Management
  • Communication Design
  • Web Publishing
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  • Teacher certification

What can you do after graduation?

  • Investigative Journalist
  • Photojournalist
  • News Anchor
  • Voice-Over Announcer
  • News Producer
  • Assignment Editor
  • Copy Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Broadcast Journalist
JMC alumni working at KTXS channel 12 news
Photography students going over the recent photos on their digital cameras

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Journalism and mass communications students have access to many hands-on learning and professional development opportunities including:

  • Student media - radio, TV, print/online newspaper
  • Society of Professional Journalists student chapter
  • Broadcast Education Association chapter
  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists chapter
  • Internships

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication 

The entrance to the Don H. Morris Center building for JMC

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at ACU promotes a curriculum that is message-focused, technology-driven and committed to convergence in order to prepare students for a career in contemporary media.

In addition to its five majors, the department offers minors in digital media, advertising/public relations, journalism or media studies; and, in conjunction with other departments, a journalism teacher certification and interdisciplinary graphic design/advertising degree is available.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a broad spectrum of programs in the arts, humanities, mathematics, and behavioral and natural sciences. Since most of ACU’s core curriculum is housed here, every student, regardless of major, passes through the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.