The Journalism concentration in the Communications, 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 is a concentration in the Communications 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 Communications 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 Communications 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.
Students need to apply to the Communications 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.
Visit the St. Scholastica Journalism NewsLab. This site is devoted to publishing the work of St. Scholastica student journalists.
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.