Major in Broadcast Journalism
A major in broadcast journalism prepares students for a variety of careers. Broadcast journalism majors are employed in fields such as broadcasting, reporting, public relations, advertising, newspaper, television and radio, newsletters and corporate publications, writing training programs, screen writing and writing books.
Careful planning is required to assure timely completion of the program. An adviser should be consulted as soon as you decide to enroll in the journalism program. Inquire at 553 Manoogian Hall, (313) 577-2627. All students are expected to follow the published curriculum for their major and to consult regularly with a journalism adviser.
Course work is only one part of your undergraduate education. Employers pay close attention to the types of activities in which applicants participated as students. There are many valuable campus activities. You are encouraged to participate in such activities as student government, the student newspaper (The South End) and the student radio station (WAYN Radio). In addition, the Department of Communication sponsors the Wayne State University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), as well as the nationally acclaimed debate and speech team.
Broadcast journalism is a part of the journalism program in the Department of Communication at Wayne State. Please find out more about journalism by visiting the program site at www.comm.wayne.edu/journalism.php.
The core courses for broadcast journalism majors include courses from journalism and media arts and studies. The eleven core requirements for broadcast journalism sequence are below. For a sample plan of work, see page 29 of the department's undergraduate handbook.