Our common program goals are designed to ensure that our students acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for professional career opportunities in electronic journalism (visual, editorial, online, print.) The two-year Associate of Science degrees provides individually designed study for those persons seeking skills enhancement for entry-level professional opportunities. The four-year Bachelor of Science degrees consistently leads to entry-level career placement upon graduation. A minor designed for broadcast meteorologists enhances their chances for employment with field reporting and photojournalism techniques to add to their in-studio “green-screen” skills.
Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates completing the major will be able to:
1. Demonstrate competency in the various elements associated with electronic journalism and non-news video, print and web content production.
2. Utilize video/image acquisition, studio production written communication, and online technologies to meet minimum expected industry standards for entry-level positions.
3. Tell significant stories to self-governing citizens in an interesting and relevant fashion utilizing various media technologies
4. Meet and maintain industry ethics, practices and standards, maintained by the National Press Photographer Association (NPPA), the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).
Minimum required credits for the program: 62