Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication strives to educate tomorrow’s leaders in the exciting world of journalism and mass communication. Graduates have mastered basic skills common to all media: writing, gathering information and effectively communicating information to others. They work around the world in a variety of professions that involve planning, message or program production, publication and evaluation. The school welcomes students from other Drake majors who want to take a class or two to sharpen their critical thinking skills as media consumers.
The program is based on series of core competencies that students are expected to have.
Our students will:
The Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication awards the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication. The school is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. In all its programs, the school is committed to a philosophy of professional education that emphasizes liberal arts studies.
The Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication provides professional experience in a media-rich environment and professional mentors for life.
To create a learning environment that encourages intellectual inquiry and critical analysis and to educate ethical communications professionals who understand the essential role of the First Amendment to robust communication in a global society.