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The mission of the Journalism and Mass Communication Department is to engage students in critical and creative thinking in the classroom, in the laboratory, and through mentoring relationships, leading them to become exceptional, ethical and agile communicators in a rapidly changing media environment, embracing technology, valuing diversity and embodying Christ-centered service.
B.S./B.A. in Journalism Degree Details
These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.
University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 52 credit hours + Electives: 20 credit hours = Total Required: 128 credit hours*
Broadcast News and Sports
Journalism and Mass Communication
Early Bird: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1
Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
With coursework enhanced by student media and agency work, you will be prepared to excel in storytelling – from facts-first journalism to creative and persuasive communication across multiple media platforms. ACU graduates include winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the Emmy Award and other honors. They include journalists, filmmakers, advertising and public relations strategists, and digital media creators in dozens of fields throughout the world.
Hands-on experience is especially important to this career path. You’ll have plenty of opportunities for real-world learning, including work in the department’s student media news lab. Hands-on learning and professional development opportunities include:
- The Optimist, print and online news outlet
- KACU-FM, NPR-affiliated radio station
- Society of Professional Journalists student chapter
- Broadcast Education Association chapter
- National Association of Hispanic Journalists chapter
The B.S./B.A. in Journalism offers a wide range of exciting careers, including:
- Investigative journalist
- News anchor
- Voice-over announcer
- News producer
- Assignment editor
- Copy editor
- Editorial assistant
- Broadcast journalist