Bachelor's Degree in Communication – Journalism

Department of Communication

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Communication
Concentration: Journalism 
Hours: 120

Communication - Journalism

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Degree Description

From blogs to newspapers, social media and more, the Lamar University Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication – Journalism Concentration is an exciting path for those with curious minds. You'll learn cutting-edge computer assisted design and research techniques you can use from investigative journalism to broadcast journalism. We also offer internships both on campus and beyond that you can take advantage of in order to build your portfolio. No matter your career goals, you'll have the opportunity to explore the changing landscape of news.

Why Study Journalism at Lamar?

In addition to desktop publishing, the Bachelor of Science in Communication – Journalism Concentration at Lamar University provides access to practical internships both off-campus with professional journalists and on-campus with the staff of LU's award-winning student newspaper, the University Press. These internships give you the opportunity to gain real-world experience and to build portfolios of published materials that are essential to gaining employment after graduation. 

Career Paths

Your degree in communication with a focus on journalism can lead to career opportunities in news and broadcasting as well as jobs in business and education. As an entry-level journalist, you'll likely work for a local or state media outlet, but journalism jobs are available on national and international levels as well. You might be employed by a newspaper company or television or radio station, or you might work on a contractual basis as a freelancer.

Primary Careers

Journalist, newspaper editor, correspondent or anchor, journalism teacher

Career Areas

  • Print and digital journalism
  • Radio and television broadcasting
  • Education and curriculum
  • Advertising and promotion
  • Freelance journalism
  • Press relations

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Media groups
  • Broadcasting companies
  • Advertising agencies
  • For-profit businesses and corporations
  • Government agencies
  • Schools and universities