Journalism

Bachelor of Arts

Speak truth to power.

At its core, journalism is about accountability on all levels, but the skills you learn—interviewing people, verifying information, synthesizing and telling stories, and working on deadline—will prepare you to work in today’s fast-paced communication fields.

This is a new major starting Fall 2024.

The Curriculum
Relevant skills for the modern media environment

There are more sources of information available than ever before across numerous channels and platforms. Through our curriculum, you’ll cultivate skills that prepare you to communicate to audiences with integrity. You’ll also have access to many opportunities for hands-on experiential learning which will prepare you to work in today’s news media and beyond.

Build your portfolio with real-world experience

Your courses will let you take an active role in developing your communication skills through special projects and on-campus media outlets.

For example, you’ll work alongside other students for The Echo, Cal Lutheran’s award-winning student newspaper. You can also choose to join the iCLU campus radio station, help cover NCAA Division III sports, or produce news broadcasts in our campus TV studio.

Most students complete one or more internships through a robust internship program in collaboration with Cal Lutheran’s Career Services office—a lifelong resource for students and alumni.



Programs

Offered as a major (BA).


Recommended Minors

Want to add even more value to your degree? Consider one of these minors to gain a unique combination of skills and perspectives.


The Experience

Cal Lutheran’s communication department has done a lot to prepare me for success in my future career. Many of the upper-division courses focus on career skills rather than classroom content. My professors have also brought guest speakers into my classes and connected us with amazing people in the field to help us find potential internship and job opportunities. It is helpful having connections considering how vast the communication and public relations world is, our professors make sure to equip us with the best resources possible.

Mara Powner '23
Communication, Sports Communication Emphasis Major

My favorite aspect about the communication program is the educational environment and ambiance created by the professors. The professors give us lots of support and tools to prepare us for a professional career in the public relations, advertising, and marketing field. I really enjoyed the many opportunities to collaborate and build community with peers on high level projects, discussions, case studies, and experiences.

Aimee Barrera '22

Your Future

Because of our internship programs, contacts in the professional world, strong alumni network, and the excellent support of our Career Services office, our journalism graduates are quite successful in landing career-related jobs.


Our alumni work for:
  • The Seattle Times
  • Fox Sports
  • The Los Angeles Clippers
  • Ventura County Community Foundation
  • UC Davis
  • IMGN Media
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Alliance to Save Energy
  • KXLY TV
  • The Los Angeles Lakers
  • NFL
  • San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
Career paths:
  • Multimedia journalist
  • Social media manager
  • Director of strategic communication
  • Environmental reporter
  • Communication specialist
  • Book editor
  • Marketing associate
  • Public information officer
  • Screenwriter

of Cal Lutheran graduates find a job or enroll in graduate school within nine months

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