students.jpgCMU’s accredited journalism program has three majors and two concentrations from which you may choose:

  • Online Journalism Major

  • Photojournalism Major

  • Advertising Major

  • News Editorial Concentration

  • Public Relations Concentration


All journalism majors and concentrations are taught information gathering, interviewing and editing techniques while they develop skills writing for a variety of media including newspapers, magazines and online publications. Students also are educated in basic photography, media law and ethics.


Online Journalism Major

Students majoring in online journalism will be introduced to new and converged media environments as reporters, feature writers, designers, information gatherers, analysts and editors. 


Photojournalism Major

Photojournalism majors will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful as photojournalists working in new and converged media environments.


Advertising Major

Advertising majors focus on advertising and public relations principles and practices. They take a combination of journalism and marketing classes. Students will learn to write ad copy, design ads and evaluate media.


News Editorial Concentration

Students with a news editorial concentration gain further experience with in-depth reporting, writing and editing courses.


Public Relations Concentration

The public relations concentration gives students further knowledge on public relations principles and practices, public relations writing and case studies.

Co-curricular Activities

Successful journalism students are involved in numerous co-curricular activities. The following programs provide journalism majors and minors with opportunities to develop skills, network and gain real world experience:



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