Journalism - Bachelor of Arts
Do you like to inform others – through words or visuals? Attain the skills you need to discover, present, visualize and process information with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in journalism from Creighton University. This program prepares graduates to work in a variety of fields in today’s information-rich world with programs that meld journalism, graphic design and computer science.
Journalism majors pursue one of three tracks: advertising, news or public relations.
The advertising track gives you innovative, hands-on experience. How would you like to create an advertising campaign for a real nonprofit organization? Build your portfolio, master the use of social media and learn to think like an entrepreneur. Plus, our strong internship program can give you a head start on your career.
The news track prepares you for an exciting professional news career through rigorous instruction in writing, reporting and editing as well as experience in ever-evolving new technologies. News today requires a command of social media, graphic design and the digital environment as well as traditional writing and interviewing skills. You’ll have the opportunity to work on Creighton’s award-winning student newspaper, the Creightonian, as well as write, shoot and edit a documentary as part of the summer abroad Backpack Journalism program.
Public Relations Track
The public relations track emphasizes writing, strategic thinking, graphic design, event planning and social media. You’ll do projects for real clients and develop a strong portfolio that helps you land internships and jobs. Public relations majors attain internships in athletics, the arts, education, politics and the nonprofit and corporate sectors. This track is also an excellent pre-law major because of its emphasis on writing and advocacy.
Really like writing, photography, or videography Find designing and editing in the digital world fascinating, love computer science and programming, or are interested in using your skills both on- and off-campus.
Most Journalism, Media and Computing (JM&C) graduates are employed within a few months of graduation. Creighton faculty—and alumni—go the extra mile to help JM&C graduates find optimal job placements.
The median salary for graduates in the field who hold a bachelor’s degree is $50,000, according to the Georgetown University Center on Education.