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Journalism, B.A. in Communication

The Master’s University’s Journalism program revolves around three fundamental principles:

1. Journalism, though its business model and systems of delivery are in transition, remains a vital, growing profession populated by intelligent, inquisitive storytellers with a knack for clear, concise communication across various forms of mass (and targeted) media.

2. Journalism in all forms must be characterized by, above all, a love for and a commitment to truth and accuracy.

3. As followers of Jesus Christ, Christians are uniquely equipped to discern and communicate truth.

TMU Journalism students learn by doing – both on and off-campus. The Communication Department newspaper – The Mane – is one of several platforms for students to learn what it means to work in the field of professional journalism. Reporters, writers (news, sports, features), editors, photographers, webmasters, and graphic designers converge to produce a print edition that regularly publishes throughout the year and an online publication that updates in real-time.

Also, for Journalism students, internships are not only recommended, but they are also required. Through partnerships with local (and not so local) news agencies and outlets, Journalism students are placed into the world of the working journalist, earning college credit while developing professional clippings and direct experience in the field.

The TMU Journalism program also offers students something unusual – the opportunity to specialize. For example, students interested in economic journalism can take courses in Business and Finance toward a journalism degree. Political journalists can take classes in History and Political Science. The program is designed to flex with the individual needs of each student best to equip them for success in their area of interest.

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Potential Careers

  • Journalist

  • Reporting

  • Public Relations

  • Sports Journalist or Photographer

  • Advertising Copywriter

  • Writer

  • Publisher

  • Editor

  • Photographer

  • Graphic Designer

  • Speech Writer

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Core Courses

General Education: 40
Bible: 21
Major Core Courses: 15
Emphasis/Electives: 33
B121 Essentials of Christian Thought
Old Testament Survey I and II
New Testament Survey I and II
Christian Theology I and II
C122 Social Media and Communication
MU190 Essentials of Music & Art
C138 Photo Journalism
C234 Travel Writing DS
C338 Multi-Media Storytelling
C303 The Documentary
C331 Freelance Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age
C341 Magazine Writing
C352 Editing I, Principles of Copyediting
Graphic Design I and II
C432 Sports Journalism
C492 In-Depth Reporting

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