You’ll find Marietta journalism and broadcasting graduates throughout the country working as online editors, videographers, TV news anchors, website designers, journalists, corporate communications specialists and more. Our program gives you the edge by pairing a strong writing, communication and analytical focus with incredible opportunities to gain practical experience right from your first semester.

You can produce programming and broadcasts for two radio stations and a television station — all as a student, all on campus. You’ll work in the same environment you find in major-market media outlets. Specialized software drives our integrated broadcasting computer system and links our newsroom to our radio and television studios. This technology enables our radio announcers to incorporate wire feeds from CNN and the Associated Press into their radio newscasts with ease.

For journalism experience, you can work for our online newspaper, the Marcolian, one of the top four small-college newspapers in the country. And all students complete at least one internship through our connections across the country; sites have included MTV, Doctor Oz, The San Antonio News-Express, the West Virginia Press Association and several other television and radio stations and newspapers.

For additional opportunities in this rapidly changing field, travel to another country to study world broadcasting. Or join Marietta’s chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Broadcast Society. Students have made professional connections by attending national conferences and taking top honors at student competitions.

Sample Four-Year Schedule

First Year (Fall Semester)
Mass Media 101 Media and Society 3 credit hours
Communication 110 Human Communication 3 credit hours
Writing 110 College Composition 3 credit hours
General Education Historical Perspectives 3 credit hours
FYS 199 First Year Seminar 3 credit hours
FYS 194 Piopathway Lab 1 credit hour
Semester Credit Hours   16 credit hours
 
First Year (Spring Semester)
Mass Media 123 Media Production I 3 credit hours
Communication 230 Communication Theory & Research I 3 credit hours
Communication 101 Fundamentals of Communication 3 credit hours
General Education Quantitative Reasoning 3 credit hours
General Education Science (with lab) 4 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   16 credit hours
 
Second Year (Fall Semester)
Mass Media 207 Media Writing I 3 credit hours
Media Skills course   3 credit hours
General Education Fine Arts 3 credit hours
General Education Diversity & Global 3 credit hours
Elective course   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 credit hours
 
Second Year (Spring Semester)
Communication/Mass Media elective   3 credit hours
General Education Science 3 credit hours
General Education Fine Arts 3 credit hours
Elective course   3 credit hours
Cognate course   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 credit hours
 
Third Year (Fall Semester)
Mass Media 308 or 315 Article Writing or Broadcast Writing 3 credit hours
Communication/Mass Media elective   3 credit hours
General Education Fine Arts 3 credit hours
Cognate course   3 credit hours
Elective course   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 credit hours
 
Third Year (Spring Semester)
Mass Media 415 Digital Journalism 3 credit hours
Communication/Mass Media elective   3 credit hours
Mass Media 397 Internship 3 credit hours
Cognate course   3 credit hours
Elective course   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 credit hours
 
Fourth Year (Fall Semester)
Mass Media 430 Senior Capstone 3 credit hours
General Education Science 3 credit hours
Elective course   3 credit hours
Elective course   3 credit hours
Elective course   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 credit hours
 
Fourth Year (Spring Semester)
Mass Media 420 Media Law & Ethics 3 credit hours
General Education Science 3 credit hours
Elective course   3 credit hours
Elective course   3 credit hours
Elective course   3 credit hours
Semester Credit Hours   15 credit hours

 

* Remember that this schedule should just be seen as a guide toward your Journalism/Broadcasting degree. Your schedule can be adjusted to accommodate a second major and/or minors at the College. You will work with your academic advisor to ensure that you graduate on schedule and with classes that most interest you and lead you toward the career path that you are working to achieve.