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Media & Journalism (B.A.)

Major: Media & Journalism

Degree awarded: Bachelor of Arts

Total credit hours: 48-54

Internship/Practicum opportunities: Visit the Career Development Center for internship information.

About the program

The term "media" includes many forms of mass communication to reach a wide variety of audiences — ranging from the internet, newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and books, to television, radio, film, and video.

The media & journalism major offers and requires a variety of foundational and skills courses to help prepare students to enter the “real world” of media. The blending of media law and media ethics with hands-on skills is inherent in the courses offered in this major. You can explore the wide world of media with our two tracks: television, radio and online media, as well as online and print media.

Visit our Academic Catalog (2021-2022) for course listings.

Major Features

  1. Students will learn the professional skills and knowledge necessary for success in media-related careers.
  2. Demonstrate academic knowledge and skills necessary for graduate studies in such fields as journalism, mass communication, media studies, film studies, public relations, or general communication studies.
  3. Gain an understanding of the limited number of legal issues and the large number of ethical issues in media work created by First Amendment freedoms.

Scholarship Opportunities

Thiel College offers scholarships to students for reasons such as academic success, community service or involvement, exemplary leadership and more! The scholarships available to media & journalism majors are:

  • The Roger ’52 and Paula G. Blatter Scholarship
  • William Randolph Hearst Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • Mister Rogers Scholarship

Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about the types of aid available to students.

Clubs & Organizations

It's easy to get involved on campus! Joining a student club or organization is an excellent way to meet others and gain leadership experience. A media & journalism major might be interested in the following clubs and orgs:

  • The Thielensian student newspaper
  • WXTC radio station (88.1FM)
  • TCTV television station
  • Society for Collegiate Journalists
  • Lambda Pi Eta (Communications Honorary)
  • Photography Club

Visit our Campus Life page to see a full list of student clubs and organizations.

Alumni & Careers

Thiel College students have gone on to be active members in various fields of journalism and media. We currently have alumni working as newspaper reporters, broadcast television reporters, an editor for a network television program, social media managers and much more!