The Dow Journalism Program offers excellent opportunities for students to prepare for careers in the 21st-century media, through a mix of classroom instruction and hands-on experience with the College’s newspaper and website as well as internships and networking.
Coursework usually begins during the sophomore and junior years, starting with a two-semester introductory sequence. Electives focus on composition, editing, design, political journalism, sports writing, the history of journalism, and more.
Small classes with teachers who are professional writers are a hallmark of the program, and every semester, the department offers one-credit courses with distinguished guests, such as Andrew Ferguson of the Weekly Standard, Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal, and columnist Mark Steyn.
The journalism minor consists of 21 credits and includes:
- Journalism 301: Introduction to Journalism I
- Journalism 302: Introduction to Journalism II
- Journalism 380 and/or 381: The Collegian or WRFH Radio: six 1-credit courses
Students must also take three electives from the Journalism Department.