Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Journalism

Journalism and Political Science, Bachelor of Science


Academic Information

Modern journalists have a choice of reporting niches to choose from ranging from “info-tainment” to sports and on to public affairs. This degree  sharpens students for careers that clarify and sometimes question the roles of government and politics, at all levels. A strong communication core develops competencies in speaking, writing, and visually demonstrating current events.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Journalism

Journalism and Political Science, Bachelor of Science


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Political Science?

When you read or watch the news, do you have an eye for accuracy, fairness, good storytelling, and professionalism? If you're the kind of person who believes that the world deserves the clearest possible view of important news, you might be cut out for journalism. Careers in this field are fast-paced, diverse, and critical to a healthy democracy. The Journalism and Political Science program can prepare you for a career in a diverse range of job opportunities or graduate work. Entering this program means you'll discover how our public lives are organized at the local, national, and international levels. Courses focus on the possibilities for and obstacles to democratic governance.

Earning a journalism degree at Northern Arizona University will help you develop tangible skills and theoretical knowledge. Students gain competence in written, oral, and visual communication as their foundation, adding specialized professional skills in ethics, environmental issues, reporting and editing, and communication and publication law.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Editing
  • News directing
  • Speech writing
  • Public information control

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Editing
  • News directing
  • Speech writing
  • Public information control

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Journalism

Journalism and Political Science, Bachelor of Science


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Journalism

Journalism and Political Science, Bachelor of Science


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA C
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
University Honors Program Optional
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Purpose Statement

Earning a journalism degree at Northern Arizona University will help students develop tangible skills and theoretical knowledge. Students gain competence in written, oral, and visual communication as their foundation, adding specialized professional skills in ethics, environmental issues, reporting and editing, and communication and publication law.

Student Learning Outcomes

Political Science

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Journalism

Journalism and Political Science, Bachelor of Science


Details

Additional Admission Requirements
Major Requirements
General Electives
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Journalism

Journalism and Political Science, Bachelor of Science


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