Bachelor’s in Communication (B.A.)
The Master’s University’s Journalism program revolves around three key principles:
1. Journalism, though its business model and systems of delivery are in transition, remains a vital, growing profession populated by intelligent, inquisitive story tellers 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 publishes regularly throughout the year and an online edition that updates in real time.
In addition, for Journalism students, internships are not only recommended, they are 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 courses in History and Political Science. The program is designed to flex with the individual needs of each student to best equip them for success in their area of interest.
|General Education: 40|
|Major Core Courses: 15|
|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|