Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Develop your talent for reporting, writing and presenting information across print, radio, TV and web with the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. Gain on-the-ground experience covering a wide range of subjects, from community meetings and political events to music and sports. Acquire the rigorous reporting skills needed to tell engaging stories that highlight diverse voices and perspectives.

Rooted in liberal arts studies, the Journalism Major is designed to increase your breadth of knowledge so you can produce credible and nuanced journalism. By combining urban community journalism with multimedia storytelling, this bachelor’s program makes Philadelphia an extension of the classroom. You will explore the inner workings of the city and its neighborhoods, using your newfound expertise to contribute to our student-generated news website, Philadelphia Neighborhoods.

Whether your career aspirations involve creating content for online or print outlets, documenting international events for a major news media company, or reporting from election headquarters, you will become a dynamic storyteller who delivers accurate and timely information that captivates audiences.

Journalism students setting up a shoot at Philadelphia City Hall.

Classes & Curriculum

The 124-credit Bachelor of Arts in Journalism includes core classes that ensure you graduate with a wide variety of talents, from reporting and writing to video production and basic web design. Focus on one area to develop your particular strengths or explore the program’s robust offerings. 

Among the courses in this degree program are the following.

  • Audio/Visual Newsgathering

  • Design for Journalists

  • Journalism and Society

  • The Practice and Process of News

  • Writing and Reporting

Students are also required to complete a Capstone Experience, reporting on the undercovered and underserved neighborhoods of Philadelphia for an area news outlet.

Learn more about courses and requirements for the Journalism Major.

Plus One: Graduate with a master’s in five years.

Earn your bachelor’s and Master of Journalism degrees in a total of five years with our Plus One program. In this accelerated program of study, undergraduate students begin taking graduate-level journalism courses their senior year, satisfying the requirements of their bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the same time. 

This Plus One program is also open to students outside of the journalism major, allowing them to combine their academic interests with a multimedia journalism program that prepares them for any number of positions in digital and traditional media, and more.

Contact

Contact the following faculty member with more questions about this program.
Logan Molyneux is the program director.
Email: logan@temple.edu

Minor in Journalism, Society and Culture

Increase your critical-thinking skills and gain a richer understanding of the complex global media system. Learn about the political, economic, cultural and sociological issues that underlie journalism’s role in contemporary public life. For students aspiring to careers in a range of fields such as law, education and politics, this minor provides valuable perspective on how journalism impacts all aspects of life. You also will expand your knowledge around photography and video, research, web development and writing. Learn more about this minor.

Contact

Carolyn Kitch is the program contact for this minor. 
Email: ckitch@temple.edu
Phone: 215-204-5077

Concentrations

You can focus on Journalism or you can take the following concentration.

  • International Communication

    Students in the International Communication Concentration (ICC) acquire a theoretical and practical education in international and intercultural communication and media. A unique opportunity for Klein students, this program allows you to obtain skills and knowledge in cultural sensitivity and intercultural communication by reflecting on your own cultural lens. Students participating in the ICC program are enlightened about various perspectives through an internationally and interculturally oriented curriculum. The program is offered on our domestic campuses, but students can supplement some coursework while studying abroad.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Arts offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2021–2022 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident:  $18,168.00 per year
Out-of-state: $31,440.00 per year

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