Journalism

Course Offerings

Journalism NewsLab

Internships and Requirements


What classes do I need to take?

The Journalism concentration in the Communication, Theatre, and Art Department provides a basic foundation for students who wish to pursue careers in newspapers, magazines, TV and radio broadcasting, and online journalism outlets.

Journalism Schema

Communication major with Journalism concentration

Journalism is a concentration in the Communication major and provides a basic foundation for students who wish to pursue careers in newspapers, magazines, TV and radio broadcasting, and online journalism outlets. The undergraduate journalism program culminates in a B.A. degree in Communication with a concentration in Journalism. The students enrolled in this program will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the principles and practices they will need to perform as topflight professional communicators. In addition to core courses within the major, students will take undergraduate coursework that consists of a variety of elective courses within the major. This exposure acquaints students with fundamental problems and issues they will encounter in their careers.

The Communication major with a journalism Concentration requires 46 credits (22 core credits and an additional 24 concentration credits). The 22 core credits include: ENG 2105 (B- required), CTA 1114, 2240 or approved study abroad experience, 3445, 4414, and 4445. Additionally the major requires 24 concentration credits that include: CTA 2214, 2514, 3307, 3341, 4214, and 4417. A minimum grade of "C" must be maintained in all required classes. A minor in another area is required.

Admission to the Communication major with Journalism concentration

Students need to apply to the Communication major with Journalism concentration after completing 8 CTA credit hours but before completing 24 credit hours of CTA courses and have completed ENG 2105 with a grade of B- or higher. Application should be made in the sophomore year; students less than one calendar year from graduation will not be admitted. Students apply to the major by writing a brief essay, completing the application to the major/change of major form with a current unofficial transcript attached, and being interviewed by departmental faculty. The department will admit students who perform well in the interview, write an excellent essay, exhibit appropriate behavior for a future professional, and who conform to the deadline.

Journalism outcomes

  1. The Journalism concentration prepares students to create messages that are appropriate for a specific audience in a variety of settings or media on a variety of topics.
  2. The Journalism concentration prepares students to create and critique persuasive arguments.
  3. The Journalism concentration prepares students to fulfill personal and career goals by being able to recognize, analyze, and work to resolve legal, ethical, and social issues related to professional practice.
  4. The Journalism concentration prepares students to integrate principles and practices with broader liberal arts and science courses in order to understand the potential outcomes of various choices made during communication exchanges.

Journalism NewsLab

Visit the  St. Scholastica Journalism NewsLab. This site is devoted to publishing the work of St. Scholastica student journalists.


Internships and Requirements

Although an internship isn't required, credit will be given for those interested in a pursing one. Each internship runs between 4 and 16 credits.