Journalism students must think critically, research thoroughly, as well as write clearly and concisely. They must enjoy a professionally oriented program that places special emphasis on reporting, research, and writing skills. Students in journalism need a broad understanding of the world in order to present their findings to others in a clear and concise manner. Consequently, they will take a variety of courses outside of their major. It is also possible for science students, political science students and students with specific interests to specialize in writing or speaking about these special fields.
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The required and elective courses you would take for Journalism majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.