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The Cronkite School offers students the opportunity to study journalism alongside a second discipline at Arizona State University through its new Dual Degree Programs. The programs allow students to graduate with two ASU degrees by streamlining the admissions process and course requirements. The Cronkite School is in the process of announcing a series of dual degrees offerings in the coming months.
Dual Degrees in Journalism and Graphic Information Technology
Earn a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism through the Cronkite School and a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Information Technology through the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
Students engage in immersive, hands-on learning in areas such as digital reporting, videography, news writing, Web design and development and news game creation. With the graphic information technology degree, students select between Web development and gaming animation as an area of focus. Cronkite’s journalism degree requires a professional internship as well as participation in the school’s New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab, where students design and create cutting-edge digital media products for regional and national media companies and other organizations.
Dual Degrees in Journalism and Legal Studies
Earn a Master of Arts in Mass Communication through the Cronkite School and Master of Legal Studies from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. This accelerated dual-degree program allows students to complete both degrees in two years.
This program provides opportunities for students who want to ground their journalism in a deep understanding of the law and legal issues and for students who want to apply a legal foundation to careers in media management, entrepreneurship, emerging technology or strategic communications.
Dual Degrees in Journalism and Medicine
Earn a Master of Arts in Mass Communication through the Cronkite School while completing a Doctor of Medicine degree through the prestigious Mayo Clinic. The dual-degree program is open to students who have completed two years of medical school at Mayo.
The 12-month program offers students training in journalism and multimedia to make future physicians better communicators. The program teaches skills to tell complex and nuanced medical stories to a wide spectrum of audiences. Fellows return to Mayo to complete their medical degrees following their time at Cronkite.
Dual Degrees in Journalism and Meteorology
Earn a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the Cronkite School and a Bachelor of Science in Geography (Meteorology-Climatology) from the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.
Students take courses in synoptic, physical and dynamic meteorology as well as geographic research methods through the School of Geographical Sciences. At Cronkite, they take advanced-level classes in reporting, videography and multimedia journalism. Students also get the opportunity to report the weather for Cronkite News, the Cronkite School’s award-winning student news broadcast, which airs weeknights on Arizona PBS to more than 1.9 million households.
Dual Degrees in Journalism and Sustainability
Earn a Master of Arts in Mass Communication through the Cronkite School and a Master of Science in Sustainable Solutions from the School of Sustainability.
First of its kind in the nation, this dual master’s degree program was developed for incoming students interested in careers reporting on environmental issues and alternative energy, as well as for those working in sustainability sciences who communicate with journalists. The course of study immerses students in the methodology of sustainability research and problem solving, perspectives on sustainability, project management and methods through the School of Sustainability. The Master of Sustainable Solutions degree provides a knowledge base and skill sets to bring sustainability solutions to corporate, government and nongovernmental organization sectors.
At the Cronkite School, they participate in advanced-level classes in reporting, data journalism and multimedia journalism. Students also have the opportunity to cover sustainability issues for Cronkite News, the school’s award-winning student news operation and news division of Arizona PBS.
Dual Degrees in Journalism and Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies
Earn a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism through the Cronkite School and a Bachelor of Arts in Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies through the School of Transborder Studies.
Students study journalism and U.S.-Mexico borderland issues, preparing them for a variety of advanced reporting, legal, governmental and social service careers. The program offers three different focus areas in the School of Transborder Studies: media and expressive culture, transborder community development and health or U.S. and Mexican regional immigration policy and economy. At the Cronkite School, students take a variety of advanced journalism skills courses as well as a signature professional program such as the Cronkite News daily newscast and website.