Skill Award in Journalism

This skill award prepares students for entry-level careers in journalism. The skill award equips students with current skills in multimedia newsgathering and dissemination that are directly applicable to employment. After completing the program, students will have opportunities to work for newspapers, broadcast (radio and television) newsrooms, online news publishers and other multimedia news outlets as either full-time or freelance journalists.

Required courses:
COMM 101Reporting and Writing News3
COMM 230Design for Media3
COMM 240ANewspaper Production: Beginning Staff3
COMM 250Multimedia Reporting3
Total Units12

Skill Award Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Journalism Skill Award will:

  1. Understand and exercise journalistic rights and responsibilities.
  2. Understand the media, information, and their relation to society.
  3. Gain and display skills to gather and disseminate news in multiple formats, including text, photos, audio, video and graphics.

1-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
COMM 101 Reporting and Writing News 3
COMM 230 Design for Media 3
Spring Term 1
COMM 240A Student Media: Beginning Staff 3
COMM 250 Multimedia Reporting 3
 Total Units12

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.