Journalism B.A. & B.S.
News and information are the foundation of healthy democratic societies. The journalism major provides students with the professional skills and tools to explore and explain events shaping the globe. The school prepares students for the changes that challenge American media today. Journalism is a gateway degree to jobs in the media professions, government, law, business and nonprofit organizations. Students will benefit from an experienced professional faculty, personalized learning and hands-on media experiences. Under staff and faculty supervision, students can:
- Join our chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists;
- Work in our State Capitol News Bureau covering the Idaho Legislature;
- Produce multimedia news stories for our professional news service, Idaho Public Radio; and
- Produce multimedia stories for our professional television program, "Inside the Vandals."
Required course work includes the university requirements, the School of JAMM core, JAMM 225 Reporting I (3 credits) and JAMM 322 Broadcast News (3 credits) or JAMM 327 Reporting II (3 credits), plus 9 credits from the following list:
- JAMM 322 Broadcast News (3 credits)
- JAMM 324 News Editing and Production (3 credits)
- JAMM 325 Publications Editing (3 credits)
- JAMM 327 Reporting II (3 credits)
- JAMM 420 Public Radio Journalism (3 credits)
- JAMM 422 Advanced Broadcast News (3 credits)
- JAMM 425 Feature Article Writing (3 credits)
- JAMM 426 Narrative Journalism (3 credits)
- JAMM 428 Environmental Journalism (3 credits)