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Arts & Humanities

The Journalism core curriculum is strongly grounded in the liberal arts, while the major courses provide students with a solid balance of the practical and theoretical aspects of the discipline. The substantial professional experience shared by the Journalism faculty helps prepare students for a competitive workplace, and Georgia Southern alumni are working throughout the Southeast as editors, reporters, columnists, and photographers at daily newspapers large and small, with industry newsletters and special interest magazines, with Internet publications, and in public relations. Journalists play a key role in our society. They gather information and prepare stories that inform us about local, state, and international events; present stories on current issues; and report on the actions of public officials, corporate executives, special interest groups and others who exercise power. In covering a story, they investigate leads and news tips, look at documents, observe on the scene, and interview people. There are hundreds of jobs in the Journalism field.

General Information
College of Arts and Humanities
GPA Requirement 2.35
Department Website    Department of Communication Arts
Degree(s) Offered
  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism
Possible Employment Settings
  • Newspapers and News Services
  • Magazines
  • Television and Radio
  • Book Publishing
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Advertising
  • Business Community & Public Relations
  • Federal Government
  • Scholastic, Academic & Non-Profit Organizations
  • Freelance Services
Occupational Opportunities
  • Copy Aide
  • Journalist
  • Copy Editor
  • Assistant Editor
  • News Editor
  • Section Writer
  • Editorial Writer
  • Bureau Reporter
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Researcher
  • Copy Editor
  • Associate Editor
  • Senior Editor
  • Editor
  • Promotion Specialist
  • Publicity/Public Relations
  • Desk Assistant
  • Researcher
  • Reporter
  • Anchor
  • News Director
  • Promotion Manager
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Copy Editor/Copywriter
  • Assistant Editor
  • Publicity Manager
  • Promotion Manager
  • Author
  • Ghostwriter/Collaborator
  • Scripwriter/Screenwriter
  • Playwright
  • Lyricist/Jingle Writer
  • Poet
  • Assistant Account Exec.
  • Account Executive
  • Assistant Copywriter
  • Copywriter
  • Promotion Specialist
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Publication Editor
  • Public Information Officer
  • Technical CommunicatorSpeechwriter
  • Editorial Assistant/Clerk
  • Writer and Editor
  • Technical Writer and Editor
  • Public Affairs Specialist
  • Journalism Teacher
  • Assistant Professor
  • Historian
  • Librarian
  • Public InformationSpecialist
  • Freelance Writer
  • Book Reviewer
  • Editor Positions
  • Syndicated Columnist
  • Self-Publisher
Professional and Student Organizations
Professional Organizations Student Organizations (MyOrgs)
American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) Society of Professional Journalists
The Newspaper Guild Society of Communication Scholars
Assoc. for Education in Journalism & Mass Comm.
Society of Professional Journalists
Georgia Press Association*
Hear From a Professional
Salary Information
Internet Resources

Last updated: 8/25/2020