Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

On air. Online. On the page.

Plug right into a multifaceted career with a degree in 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 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 journalism majors to complete a Bachelor of Arts 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 a hands-on experience, and students pursuing the bachelor of science in 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


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Required Hours

*Based on track selection

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

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

Regular: February 1st

National Candidates: May 1st

Early Bird: November 1st

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