At a Glance

Program units

48

Accreditation

WASC

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Journalism Major

Embedded with a Christian worldview and First Amendment values, APU’s Bachelor of Arts in Journalism enables honest and person-driven storytelling, equipping students to seek out and reveal the truth. The Journalism major provides a solid foundation in convergent journalism, mass communication, media law and ethics, desktop publishing and design, public affairs reporting, and magazine article writing. These then serve as a framework for advanced study in the student’s area of interest, such as broadcast journalism, newspapers and magazines, nonfiction creative writing, international journalism, entertainment reporting, faith and values reporting, public relations, marketing communications, radio and sound production, and documentary filmmaking. In addition, our convergent journalism program boasts four student-run media – newspaper (Clause), magazine (Collide), TV (Capture), and radio (KAPU) – which all journalism students are required to be a part of during their time at APU.

The major’s curriculum and out-of-class experiences in Greater Los Angeles, one of the largest media markets in the world, and on international study abroad options, prepares students for meaningful impact in a convergent news and media industry.

Pathway from Education to Vocation

Download the Journalism Major Brochure to learn more about APU’s pathway from education to vocation, including graduate school and career opportunities.

Journalism Major Brochure (PDF)

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a journalism major if you:

  • Pursue justice and seek to give a voice to the marginalized.
  • Are inquisitive about the world and enjoy research.
  • Are a good listener, have strong interpersonal skills, and have a talent for making people comfortable.
  • Have a passion for discovering the truth, even if it is uncomfortable.
  • Are organized, detail oriented, and thorough.

Learn more about this major. You may also wish to consider APU’s communications major.

Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.