Journalism is the hands-on practice of gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting news and information with text, audio and video through traditional broadcast and print media, as well as online and through social media platforms.

Students learn critical thinking through coursework in humanities and sciences, while achieving mastery in journalism or strategic communication. For this degree program, students begin as undeclared. After completing two years of foundation courses students choose from flexible career paths and specialty courses that place them in professional news outlets, including the Columbia Missourian, Missouri Business Alert, Missouri News Network, State Capitol reporting program, NPR-affiliate, KBIA-FM, KOMU-TV, and Vox Magazine.

This major has the following career paths:

Cross-Platform Editing and Producing
Reporting and Writing
Photo and Documentary Journalism
Social and Audience Strategy
Strategic Communication