The Journalism track of the Communication major will educate, train, and prepare you to engage in journalism as a responsible human behavior, and help you to engage the culture and change the world through thoughtful and faithful use of your creative gifts. The Journalism track provides you with many opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom, to develop your written and oral communication skills, explore your values, and acquire techniques of insight and critical reasoning.
The Journalism track of Seattle Pacific’s Communication major is designed to prepare you for placement in the culture-shaping world of journalism. If you decide to continue your studies beyond graduation, the Journalism track also serves as a strong framework for graduate school in any number of fields of study.
Additionally, the skills you will hone as a Communication major — self-knowledge, interpersonal communication, social interaction, presentation of self, personal discipline, risk-taking, cooperative group effort, sensitivity to others, and more — are important to many career applications besides those allied specifically with journalism or communication.
Major Courses and Degree Requirements
In general, if you are a Communication major in the Journalism track, you are required to fulfill the following requirements:
- Art Director (Film, Radio, TV)
Corporate Communications Manager
Director of Photography
- Human Resources Manager
- Intercultural Communications Specialist
- Investigative Journalist
- Marketing Manager
- News Analyst
- Public Relations Specialist/Manager
- Radio or Television Announcer
- Sports Announcer
- Telecommunications Specialist
- Technical Writer
- Theatre and Film Critic
Admission to the Major
To apply for a major in Communication, you must display a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in all your college work applicable to the degree, or 3.0 in the 45 credits immediately preceding your application for the major.
To apply, download the Major or Minor Application form (PDF). You are required to complete the major requirements in effect when admitted to the major.