Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts in Convergence Journalism

On air. Online. On the page.

Plug right into a multifaceted career with a degree in convergence journalism. In an age in which print, web and broadcast media converge, today’s storytellers must be prepared to create for a multi-platform environment.

ACU’s convergence journalism bachelor’s degree was designed with the contemporary media landscape in mind. You’ll get experience writing and creating messages for print, television, radio, and the web.

The option for convergence journalism majors to complete a Bachelor of Arts convergence journalism degree makes it possible for them to complete a double major if the other degree is in a BA program, for example in English, history, political science or fine arts.

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Learn through experience

Especially important to this career path is hands-on experience, and students pursuing the bachelor of science convergence journalism have plenty of opportunities for real-world learning, including work in the JMC Network's converged media lab.

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Experiential Learning Opportunities

Journalism and mass communications students have access to many hands-on learning and professional development opportunities including:

  • Student media - radio, TV, print/online newspaper
  • Society of Professional Journalists student chapter
  • Broadcast Education Association chapter
  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists chapter
  • Internships

What can you do after graduation?

  • Investigative Journalist
  • Photojournalist
  • News Anchor
  • Voice-Over Announcer
  • News Producer
  • Assignment Editor
  • Copy Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Broadcast Journalist
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Degree Details

Convergence Journalism (BA/BS)


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Required Hours

University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 52 credit hours + Electives: 20 credit hours = Total Required: 128 credit hours*

*Based on track selection

Example Coursework

Media Issues

Introduction to Visual Media

Introduction to Race and Media

Colloquium in Race and Media

Minor Available:



Journalism and Mass Communication

Application Deadlines

Early Bird: November 1st

Regular: February 1st

National Candidates: May 1st

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