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The B.A. in Communication with a concentration in Journalism prepares students for careers in media and news reporting in a converged manner utilizing video, audio, and the written word. Students take multiple writing and reporting classes to bolster their journalism skills. They also choose an outside area of study to hone specialized knowledge and to build their professional portfolios in areas such as sports management, business, and photography.

Graduates go on to careers in print and broadcast media, public relations, marketing, and arts and culture. Jobs include broadcast journalist, editorial assistant, magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and web content manager.

Contact Information

Anthony Moretti
Department Head
moretti@rmu.edu
412-397-6467
Wheatley Center 215

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall

  • JRNL 2015 Found of JRNL
  • COMM2015 Found of Adv
  • CSEN1010 Reading/Writing Strat
  • Math1050 Math Reasoning
  • SOCI1010 Principles of Sociology

Freshman Year, Spring

  • COMM2040 Applied Storytelling
  • CSEN1020 Argument & Research
  • JRNL 2035 News Writing
  • PSYC1010 General Psychology
  • Natural Science Elective

Sophomore Year, Fall

  • CSCM1030 Public Speaking
  • COMM2100 Found in Strat Comm
  • ARTM2410 Int Mult Camera Studio
  • HUMA1010 Humanities Art/Music
  • Open Elective- Minor

Sophomore Year, Spring

  • CSCM2040 Professional Comm
  • COMM2000 Foundations in PR
  • ARTM2430 Field Production
  • INFS1020 Intro to Decision Support
  • Open Elective-Minor

Junior Year, Fall

  • HIST or POLS science elective
  • COMM2020 Interpersonal Comm
  • ECON1010 Economics
  • JRNL 3050 Jourl Law & Ethics
  • Open Elective-Minor

Junior Year, Spring

  • COMM/JRNL Elective,
  • COMM3950 Research Methods
  • JRNL 3020 Journ Production
  • Open Elective-Minor
  • Open Elective

Senior Year, Fall

  • COMM 4060 Comm Seminar
  • COMM/JRNL Elective
  • ELIT: Literature Elective
  • Open Elective-Minor
  • Open Elective

Senior Year, Spring

  • JRNL 4010 Mass Media Campaign
  • COMM/JRNL Elective,
  • Open Elective-Internship
  • Open Elective-Minor
  • Open Elective

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Broadcast News Writing
Writing for Magazines
Past, Present, Future of American Journalism
Major Credits
66
Journalism, Communications, English
Core Credits
39
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits
15

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