Journalism Degree

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Program Description 

Rockhurst University’s journalism minor is designed to prepare budding journalists for various types of journalism by focusing on the fundamentals of the industry and mass communication itself. Students get a foundation in basic print and digital journalism skills such as writing and research, but also training in mass media, advanced journalism and media theory.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Students pursuing a journalism minor are prepared for entry into careers in print and electronic journalism
  • Rockhurst University awards a certificate in journalism to non-degree-seeking students who complete the equivalent of the journalism minor
  • The journalism minor focuses on modern tools as well as writing and research fundamentals

Prospective Students 

Current Students 


  • Journalism minor students have the opportunity to write for the university newspaper, the Rockhurst Sentinel. This is an excellent way to learn how to become a journalist.


  • Graduates with a journalism minor will enter a career path that meets an important and always-relevant public need
  • Rockhurst graduates have used their journalism minor to find careers including broadcast news analysts, reporters and correspondents, editors, and copywriters
  • Gainful Employment Disclosure – Journalism