College of Communication
Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism

Curriculum Overview

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"There are so many opportunities. You can't let them pass you by."
Mark Minner '12
Sports Commentator, Writer, Producer and Host, The Butler Beat
Studio Host, Butler Basketball Radio Network, WFNI 1070 The Fan 

The Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism offers a multimedia degree program in journalism that prepares students to produce professional quality stories and programming for a variety of audiences in a variety of media formats.  

In the process, students will develop professional skills, competencies and knowledge in:

  • Source development, interviewing, observation reporting, documentary/public records research and investigation
  • Critical analysis, skeptical thinking, complex reasoning and evaluation
  • Writing, visual communication and design, audio/video communication, on-camera delivery and online/interactive communication
  • Multimedia software programs appropriate to the field of journalism
  • Team-building and collaboration
  • Professional, ethical and legal standards and responsibilities of the field
  • Application of relevant analytical and theoretical frameworks to the practice of journalism in the U.S. and around the globe.

All journalism majors are also required to complete an internship.

Complete list and description of all J-School courses.