/ Communication Department

Journalism and Writing for Media

Suggested Electives

Possible Future Careers

  • Reporter for print, broadcasting and web media outlets
  • Public relations officer
  • Social media specialist
  • Advertiser
  • Film and media producer
  • Feelance writer

Possible Double Major/Minor Combinations

  • English
  • Theater
  • Art
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Political science

Preparation for Graduate School

  • Masters and/or Ph.D. in journalism or mass communication
  • MFA in journalism or publishing
  • MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing

Department Alum as Working Professionals

  • Sports copy editor – Grand Rapids Press
  • Television producer – WZZM, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Television news anchor – WCCB, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Television news anchor – WJHG, Panama City, Florida
  • Media planner – Starcom MediaVest Group
  • Photojournalist – Time Warner Cable