What can I do with this major?

Our Journalism graduates will be able to write and edit news articles as a reporter, become a photojournalist, public relations specialist, or campaign manager for a political campaign.

What are some interesting classes offered in this major?

  • Feature Writing - Teaches students how to writes stories about interesting people, places and things for print and online magazines and newspapers from an instructor with more than three decades of magazine freelance writing and newspaper editing experience.
  • Editing Books, Magazines, Newspapers, Online - Learn the ins and outs of editing from an instructor who has more than two decades of experience as a senior editor in the book publishing industry.
  • Introduction to Digital Photography - A great introductory course that covers the basics of digital photography, from lighting to composition to Photoshop and much more.

What internships or partnerships are available with this program?

Students can choose to spend a semester in Chicago, working for a print, online or broadcast media firm.  Other students have spent a summer or semester at the Washington Journalism Center in Washington, D.C.

What are grads doing now?

  • Luke Stier ('07) works at a local Grand Rapids television station as a TV producer.
  • Rachel Watson ('09) is a copy editor at a local media firm.
  • David Jesse works at the Detroit Free Press as an education reporter.