A journalism and mass communication bachelor's degree program allows students to learn the skills needed for careers in reporting, news analysis and public relations. Read on for the program requirements, course curriculum and options after graduation.

Students earning this degree study subjects such as expository writing, newspaper writing, communications law, reporting skills, journalistic research techniques and news analysis. Some schools incorporate internship programs into the degree curricula, as well as a secondary major or area of emphasis outside of journalism. Other course topics might include:

Broadcast journalism
Multimedia story coverage
Fundamentals of mass communication
Ethical issues in public relations
Television news writing
Graphic design

Career Options.