The CSUN Department of Journalism, a nationally accredited undergraduate program, is home to eight award-winning, student-run contemporary and digital news media operations, as well as a thriving public relations curriculum.
Studying journalism opens doors to a range of careers where your creativity, writing, communication and research skills are invaluable
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Magazine features editor
Web content manager
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
Public relations officer
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.
The Journalism program is offered at California State University Northridge. Student Learning Outcomes Students will be able to report and write for diverse publics, using proper grammar and punctuation, word usage and spelling, sentence and storytelling structures across multiple journalistic formats. Students will be able to gather and analyze information, including basic numerical concepts, using reporting techniques, such as interviewing, observation, and researching primary and secondary sources. Students will be able to think critically, creatively and independently. Students will demonstrate an understanding of professional ethical principles and work ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness, and diversity. Students will apply tools and technologies appropriate for the news media professions in which they work to communicate for and with diverse publics. Students will be able to understand and apply the historical, theoretical, legal and societal contexts for producing and consuming news media for consumers, for local to global publics.
Programme Structure Courses include Mass Communication Writing, Reporting and Ethics Visual Communication Mass Communication Law and Ethics Tutorial in Mass Communication Women, Men and Media Diversity and the Media Spanish-Language News Environment Mass Communication and Popular Culture International News Media History of the American News Media Theory of Mass Communication
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements Eligibility Requirements To be considered for admission as a first-time freshman, you must meet all the standard CSU admission criteria below: 1. Graduate from high school or have the legal equivalent of a high school diploma. 2. Complete the college preparatory subject requirements (a-g course list) with a grade of C or better: English: 4 years Mathematics: 3 years. Algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra Social Science/History: 2 years, including 1 year U.S. history or U.S. history and government Science: 2 years. 1 biological science with lab, and 1 physical science with lab Foreign Language: 2 years in the same language (subject to waiver for applicants demonstrating equivalent competence) Visual and Performing Arts: 1 year. Art, dance, drama/theater, or music Electives: 1 year. Selected from English, advanced mathematics, social science/history, laboratory science, foreign language, visual and performing arts, or any other courses approved and included on the UC/CSU "a-g" list. International Students All OFFICIAL secondary-school records including certificates, examination grades, degrees or diplomas in original language of issue. Your records must include official verification of high school completion. Official English translations of all academic records including certificates, degrees or diplomas. Do not fax translations. Applicants who have studied in the U.S. are also required to have the U.S. institution(s) send official transcript(s) directly to CSUN.