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Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication (B.A.J.M.C.) with a major in News
As News majors, students gain knowledge and multimedia skills needed for careers in reporting, editing, management or publishing, in print and online.
Graduates work on publication staffs, in the news and production departments of other news media and agencies, in public information positions and in website editing positions.
Approximately 70 students are enrolled in the major. Average class size is 15 students.
Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Drake is among 115 accredited programs worldwide. To earn accreditation, schools meet 9 standards, which address such issues as class size, diversity, student services and curriculum. Accreditation reviews occur every 6 years. Drake’s program has been continuously accredited, most recently in 2011.
Students should work with their advisers to ensure selection of courses best-suited to their educational and career objectives. Please see Graduation Requirements and Regulations sections of the catalog for additional information.
Required courses for the News major are as follows:
|HIST 076 - America from 1877 to Present||3|
|JMC 063 - Video for Journalists||3|
|JMC 070 - Media Editing||3|
|JMC 098 - Advanced Reporting||3|
|JMC 103 - Public Affairs Reporting||3|
|JMC 105 - Web Page Design||3|
|JMC 172 - Journalism Capstone||3|
|JMC Electives - select with advisor||6-8|