Few careers demand a more varied body of knowledge than does journalism. Journalists today are constantly working with far-ranging and complex issues. The journalism curriculum at Eastern recognizes that the profession is both a discipline of its own and yet a fusion of many disciplines in our culture.
The successful completion of ENGL 101 and ENGL 201 are required for admission to the Journalism Program.
Juniors: Journalism majors usually spend the majority of their junior year in news-editorial core journalism classes, where they gather, write, edit, photograph and present the news under conditions that closely simulate those of the professional reporter.
Seniors: As seniors, journalism majors complete remaining journalism classes, their minor and other graduation requirements. Students are required to complete a professional internship, serve in a senior leadership position on the staff of The Easterner or pursue their practical expertise in the field through a non-fiction writing project or individual journalism project.