Journalism and Mass Communication (BA)

The journalism major at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, one of the best journalism schools in the country, is a highly professional, hands-on journalism and mass communication degree program that prepares students for careers in media.

Undergraduate students at the journalism school learn the values and principles that have long formed the core of the journalism profession, and they master the highly specialized, practical skills needed to succeed in today's digital world and get jobs in journalism.

High-performing students can apply to the school's accelerated bachelor's and master's program which allows for the completion of both degrees in five years. They can also become part of ASU's Barrett, The Honors College.

Degree Offered

Journalism and Mass Communication (BA)
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Application Requirements

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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Career Outlook

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication graduates work for:

  • corporate and business communication divisions
  • magazines
  • newspapers, radio and television stations
  • online services
  • public relations firms

Positions include:

  • editors
  • media managers
  • photojournalists
  • reporters
  • writers

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