Have you ever read a news article, press release, or
magazine and imagined yourself as the author, telling stories and
the truth in a way that engaged your audience? Maybe you would
like to tell your story through data and images, creating interesting
infographics that entertain and educate audiences all over the world.
Perhaps you would rather be behind the scenes, managing
events or the reputation of organizations or celebrities. Or maybe you would love to create or manage ad campaigns, even those that show up during the
Our students have done all the above and more.
Learn how Chelsea Kardokus '12, Journalism Graphics major, landed a job as an assistant art director for Time
magazine while still a student at Ball State.
In Ball State’s Department of Journalism, you'll learn
advertising, journalism, and public relations from their foundations in
communication, persuasion, and storytelling. You will learn not
only how to apply that knowledge to current best practices; you will also learn how to continually adapt your skills and lead the
transformation of journalism and strategic communications in the future.
Our undergraduate majors include:
- Journalism Graphics - If you like designing
infographics or figuring out typography for magazine layout, journalism
graphics is for you.
- Magazine Media –
want to be a writer or an editor for a print or online magazine, including our award-winning student magazine Ball Bearings,
then this is the major for you.
- News – Our news students earn a double major
in journalism and telecommunications. You will be prepared to tell stories
through many different platforms.
- Photojournalism –
If you want to tell stories
through photography, then photojournalism is what you should pursue.
- Education License Addition in Journalism –
Do you want to teach
journalism? This program combines expertise from faculty in the Teachers
College and the Department of Journalism.
- Advertising – Whether you are interested
in creating ads or managing all types of media, our advertising track will
prepare you to lead the way in the world of advertising.
- Public Relations –
If you are interested in
managing social media campaigns, writing press releases, or organizing coordinating
organizational events, public relations is the career you should
With our national
award-winning student media, highly regarded student
agencies, student professional organizations, and immersive learning projects, you are surrounded by
opportunities to apply what you learn in your major. You'll be primed to continue learning,
adapting, and trailblazing as a
practitioner at the frontiers of journalism and strategic communications.
Unified Media is our model for preparing
students with the cross-platform news and storytelling experience needed to
become leaders in the news and information industries.
Our interdepartmental news curriculum, unified media
model for student media,
and creative student agencies reflect our commitment
to readying you for continued success in the rapidly evolving journalism and strategic communications fields.
Take the Next Step
Are you interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree
at Ball State? If so, take the next step and contact us or schedule a visit with us today!