Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
University of Tampa CSSME and CNHS
USD 45,878 / per year *
Earliest start date
28 Aug 2023
* average cost for full-time undergraduate students for 2022-2023 academic year (fall and spring)
As a journalism major at UT, you'll be inundated with opportunities to tell important stories through print, broadcast, and online media. The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism degree provides students with a wide array of news writing, reporting, editing, and multimedia skills, as well as an understanding of journalism history, ethics, and legal principles.
Located in the 13th largest media market in the country, UT provides opportunities for students to compete for prestigious internships at Pulitzer-winning newspapers and nationally admired broadcast outlets. Local websites routinely ask UT students to write about Tampa Bay’s exploding arts and culture scene. Additionally, with a range of professional sports teams in the area, it’s not uncommon for UT students to cover Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Lightning, or Rays games for class assignments. But our hard-working students don’t limit themselves to local media — they also write for national outlets such as USA Today.
New journalism students will be joining a dynamic program with student-run media outlets across multiple platforms: Web, radio, television, and print. The Minaret, UT’s student newspaper, has a legacy of award-winning journalism, with accolades from the Florida College Press Association, the Associated College Press, and the Society of Professional Journalists. Students also eagerly anticipate The Minaret’s glossy magazines printed every semester.
- JOU 101 Introduction to Journalism 4
- JOU 221 Multimedia Storytelling 4
- JOU 271 News Reporting and Writing 4
- JOU 273 Practicum in Student Publications 1-4
- JOU 304 Social, Digital, and Data Journalism 4
- COM 327 Communication and Law 4
- JOU 371 Feature Writing 4
- JOU 499 Journalism Colloquium/Portfolio 2
- WRI 242 Introduction to Publication Editing and Design 4
After graduation, UT journalism alumni get hired by top media outlets such as NPR and attend prestigious journalism graduate schools such as the City University of New York.
However, in addition to laying the foundation for a career in the news media, the UT journalism major also offers students a skill-set and knowledge base that enable them to succeed in law school, the education sector, politics, publishing, PR, advertising, and many other areas.