Journalism

Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Arts

On air. Online. On the page. ACU’s Bachelor of Science in Journalism was designed with the contemporary media landscape in mind. You’ll get experience writing and creating messages for print, television, radio and the web in ways that will impact the world we share. The option to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism makes it possible for you to complete a double major if the other degree is in a B.A. program, for example in English, history, political science or fine arts.

On air. Online. On the page. ACU’s Bachelor of Science in Journalism was designed with the contemporary media landscape in mind. You’ll get experience writing and creating messages for print, television, radio and the web in ways that will impact the world we share. The option to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism makes it possible for you to complete a double major if the other degree is in a B.A. program, for example in English, history, political science or fine arts.

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Application Deadline

February 1

National Decision Day

May 1

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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. View the catalog for specific details on each degree  offering.

Required Hours

University Hours: 56
Major Hours: 52
Electives: 20

Total Required: 128 credit hours*

*Could change with track selection.

Tracks

The following tracks are available for a B.S.:
Journalism (General track)
Journalism/Multimedia with Teacher Certification

Example Coursework

  • Advanced Reporting
  • Feature Writing
  • Opinion Writing
  • Broadcast News and Sports

Minor Available

Yes! ACU offers a minor in this study. You can learn more about this minor by viewing the catalog or explore all of the minors available at the button below.

UNDERGRADUATE MINORS

Application Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
November 1 

Application Deadline
February 1

National Decision Day
May 1

Career Options

Consider the wide range of exciting careers available with a bachelor’s in journalism.

  • Investigative journalist
  • Photojournalist
  • News anchor
  • Broadcast journalist

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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.

Experiential Learning

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
  • ACUTV
  • Society of Professional Journalists student chapter
  • Broadcast Education Association chapter
  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists chapter
  • Internships

After Graduation

The B.S./B.A. in Journalism offers a wide range of exciting careers, including:

  • Investigative journalist
  • Photojournalist
  • News anchor
  • Voice-over announcer
  • News producer
  • Assignment editor
  • Copy editor
  • Editorial assistant
  • Broadcast journalist