Environmental reporting students at WMUThe journalism major equips students with portable skills that can be applied to a variety of communication and media careers. These skills include story idea generation, identification of relevant sources of information, assessment of information, ethical practices, clear and accurate presentation of material and use of various media to communication non-fiction messages.

Benefits of this program

Journalism study provides a thorough background in news reporting and writing, journalism law and journalism ethics. You will learn:

  • Identification & Assessment of Information
  • Credible Souring
  • Journalism Ethics
  • Document Research
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Media Literacy
  • Broadcast Skills
  • Legal & Ethical Issues in Journalism
  • Diversity & Multicultural Reporting
  • Mass Communication Issues
  • How to Generate Story Ideas
  • Infographic Creation
  • Web Portfolio Creation
  • Copy & Content Editing
  • Audio Recording & Editing
  • Basic Photography Skills


Current requirements for journalism:


Declare as a major

If you are not currently in the School of Communication and would like to switch to a communication major, please meet with the School of Communication academic advisor to discuss the major.

You may declare a journalism major online when you have completed the pre-communication courses for your catalog year and have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. If you have questions about the declaration form or your requirements, please contact the School of Communication academic advisor.

Declare this as your major

Declare as a minor

This is an 18 credit hour journalism minor.

Journalism minor

Declare this as your minor