How to Select a College with a Journalism Major
Journalists, also called reporters, write news stories for newspapers, magazines, radio stations and television stations. To choose the best college for pursuit of a journalism major, one must consider what level of education is desired, the curriculum offered by the degree program and the experience that can be gained at the school. For the undergraduate journalism student, admission to a bachelor's degree program typically requires satisfactory ACT or SAT scores, particularly in English. A high school grade point average of 3.0 in English is also a common requirement.
Other considerations for prospective students:
- Graduate students can choose from several different master's or Ph.D. programs; bachelor's degree programs are also available.
- An on-campus school newspaper and other media-related avenues of experience are beneficial things to look for in a journalism major degree program.
- Many universities have established journalism organizations to provide social interaction and conversational exchanges in topics related to the field and networking with local media and public relations contacts; these organizations can help prepare the student for work once they graduate.
Top 10 Journalism Programs
|University of Southern California||4-year, Private|
|Boston University||4-year, Private|
|Washington and Lee University||4-year, Private|
|Northwestern University||4-year, Private|
|George Washington University||4-year, Private|
|New York University||4-year, Private|
|Lehigh University||4-year, Private|
|Pepperdine University||4-year, Private|
|Northeastern University||4-year, Private|
|University of California -Irvine||4-year, Public|