Undergraduate degrees are awarded from one of these six areas.
Faculty oversee over 30 different specific interest areas in journalism and strategic communication under the umbrella of one of these core groups., For more information on any of the different interest areas, click the arrow to visit the Missouri School of Journalism's site.
During a student's freshman and sophomore year while taking required pre-requisites, they should begin to investigate into what they are passionate about in journalism and strategic communication., This will help students when they apply for their interest area, usually sometime during their sophomore year. For more information and to access the Pre-Interest Area worksheet, click the arrow.
For example, students in all interest areas within Strategic Communication–such as Public Relations, Design and Account Management–will all take three core courses centered around the principles, research methods and design in strategic communication., To view the Strategic Communication worksheet for junior and senior students, click the arrow.
If a student is interested in any of the interest areas within Convergence, Print and Digital News, Radio-TV News and Photojournalism, he or she will take a core reporting course before furthering specializing in what they are interested in.
For example, if a student chooses an interest area in the Radio-TV News department, their coursework at KOMU-TV will offer prepare them for a potential career in the broadcast media industry.