Program Overview

The Department of Journalism at Rowan University prepares students to be successful news and media professionals.

We offer both a B.A. in Journalism and a Minor in Journalism. We house an interdisciplinary B.A. in Sports Communication and Media and a Minor in Sports Communication and Media. And we offer 12-credit Certificates of Undergraduate Study in Sports Media, Public Relations and the News, and Entrepreneurial and Independent Media.

Our curriculum is grounded in the fundamentals of journalism history, law and ethics. Students learn the basics of reporting, writing and editing while covering campus events and local news in South Jersey. Our courses also provide the preparation and skills needed to compete in a fast-changing media landscape.

The class sizes are small and instructors provide students with hands-on instruction and mentoring.

Our faculty members are experienced journalists who combine craft and scholarship. The full-time faculty frequently present at academic and professional conferences and publish their research in academic journals specializing in journalism and mass communication. Many of our courses are taught by working journalists from area news outlets such as The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, KYW NewsRadio, WHYY, Courier Post and NJ.com.

There are opportunities for students to work and learn outside of the traditional classroom. Students write and publish the student newspaper The Whit, produce radio shows for WGLS, and operate the Rowan Television Network.