Journalism, BA

Central to Keeping the Public Informed.

CCSU’s BA in Journalism prepares students for journalism, social media, and media relations positions across industries, government, and nonprofit organizations. Students graduate into area newsrooms, have won prestigious opportunities such as the Dow Jones News Fund Fellowship, and win annual awards like the state Society of Professional Journalists Excellence Awards. They develop skills they carry throughout life. Active reporting trips give students opportunities to build portfolios with reports from Cuba, the UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland, Italy, China, and France.

Students from other majors can build multimedia skills and develop an understanding of the importance of the First Amendment for democracy.

Program Features

  • Attend full- or part-time
  • Classes on-campus and in hybrid format
  • Small class sizes
  • Customizable curriculum
  • Real-world experiences and contacts
  • Faculty are award-winning journalists and scholars
  • International travel assisted by scholarships
  • Immersive program encouraging publication
  • Multimedia training available
  • Internship opportunities
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Free on-campus child care available

Program Options

Focuses on reporting and writing, including long-form projects that integrate text, images, and sound.

Focuses on creating broadcast news in front of the camera and in behind-the-scenes roles.

Focuses on building skills in multimedia, data analysis, and in-depth reporting on sports for journalistic and professional sports enterprises.

Academic Department Website

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Vivian Martin
Department Chair
American Studies Minor
Willard-DiLoreto Hall

Our BA in Journalism can take you wherever you want to go.

Dr. Vivian B. Martin
Professor and Chair

Learning Outcomes

  1. Gather, analyze and create journalism on contemporary issues for print, broadcast and other digital media.
  2. Write and edit clear, graceful, grammatically correct prose.
  3. Analyze numerical data and utilize databases for multi-layered storytelling.
  4. Produce work incorporating diverse groups and perspectives, including racial, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and religious concerns, on local, national and international issues.
  5. Ethically use images to tell stories and present information.
  6. Demonstrate an awareness of journalism as an ethical practice.
  7. Demonstrate preparation for an entry-level position in the profession through a portfolio exhibiting their work.