MajorCommunication - Journalism Emphasis

Wichita State’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) in communication—journalism emphasis—combines classroom and hands-on learning in writing, editing, photography, design and presentation for mass audiences. With a focus on storytelling, the integrated print/broadcast journalism emphasis prepares students for careers in any news-related organization.

Learn how the communication - journalism emphasis - is the right fit for you.

 
Student with his photograph.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted to the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Junior studying communications gains real newsroom experience

Communication students have the opportunity to gain hands-on job experience before graduation.

Carolina Loera-Lozano has always dreamt of becoming a bilingual reporter. Her time as a newsroom intern at KWCH helped validate those dreams.

"I worked every day that I came in," said Loera-Lozano. "There was never a day that I was not learning. I feel like I will be ahead of the game in my classes now since I learned so much during my internship."

Curriculum

In addition to taking the communication core courses required for all Elliott School students, you’ll gain experience as a reporter, editor or producer—and study law, ethics, research and media theory.

Careers

A communication degree from Wichita State combines the classroom knowledge and hands-on learning that opens doors to careers in many fields—from public relations and journalism to editing and education.

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