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Prepare for a career in journalism with the interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in University Studies — Journalism Studies concentration.

This program emphasizes writing-intensive courses that support the critical thinking skills required of journalists in the 21st century. You will develop and enhance strong writing skills by taking up to four writing-intensive courses. These courses will prepare you to write for different types of media with frequent updates and differing audiences.

This degree program will prepare you to work in a variety of journalism fields, including:

  • Political journalism
  • Arts and entertainment journalism
  • Sport journalism
  • Magazine journalism
  • Literary nonfiction or multimedia journalism

B.A. in University Studies — Journalism Studies Concentration Curriculum

Experiential Learning

You'll be exposed to experiential learning through classes that require students to report and write on deadline.

As part of this program, you will complete a substantial internship in the field. Internship settings range from local publications to Aggie Athletics to state and national media outlets. These internships may be completed in traditional media, digital media, broadcast and in multimedia journalism.

You also may have the opportunity to write for the campus newspaper, The Battalion.

About the University Studies Program

The University Studies Degree format provides the flexibility to combine areas of study that are of special interest. This interdisciplinary format allows you to customize your higher education experience to meet your future career goals.

All University Studies degrees require the completion of two university-approved minors.

Students who choose a minor in Communication may also choose to complete a certificate in one of six areas:

  • Global Media
  • Social Media
  • Strategic Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Leadership and Conflict Management
  • Diversity and Social Justice

University-Approved Minors