Our journalism major prepares students for careers in news media, public relations or a related field. It provides students with an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the mass media and helps students develop better critical thinking skills. We prepare students for graduate or law school.
In our skills courses, students gain experience gathering, writing and producing the news. Freshmen majors get immediate hands-on training and can host on-air radio spots and deliver the news on the student radio station, KRFH. Students can also write for one of the campus newspapers, The Lumberjack or El Leñador or for the Osprey magazine. Our students intern at local television stations and media outlets.
Our faculty have major media experience. We are equipped to teach the latest digital technologies as well as traditional journalism skills. Our strong ties to media professionals and successful alumni help our students land jobs and internships. We help our students build a solid portfolio and resume to show potential employers.
Students are required to complete 45 units in the journalism major. Several of our major courses also count toward general education requirements.