Why choose a major in journalism?
An informed public is key to a free and democratic society. A journalism degree is attractive to virtually all organizations because journalism majors know how to gather information from a variety of sources, communicate ideas effectively through a variety of (print and digital) media, and understand the power of stories to shape the world. The journalism major equips you with knowledge and experience for careers in broadcast, print, and online media.
A journalism major can lead to careers as:
- Website Content Creators
- Book Editors
- Freelance Writers
- Magazine Owners
- Technical Writers
- Spokespersons for Organizations
- Public Relations Managers
- Media Specialists
- Law Enforcement Officers
Student Publications, Internships and Scholarships
The campus newspaper and website, The Point Weekly, provides hands-on opportunity for students to inform the campus community. The paper has won several awards from the San Diego Society of Professional Journalists, the San Diego Press Club, the Evangelical Press Association, and the Associated Collegiate Press. In addition to the newspaper, students can participate in the campus television station, radio station, yearbook (Mariner) and literary magazine (Driftwood).
Internships are available at U-T San Diego, San Diego Magazine, Orange County Register, San Diego Home and Garden Magazine, Voice of San Diego (online news site), all local television and radio stations, and dozens of other locations.
Journalism majors also have the opportunity to participate in a semester-long Washington, D.C., program through the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. The program provides internships that give students significant competitive advantages.