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Communication Programs

Communication is key.

Communication makes the world go round. Think about it. From writing an A+ paper to texting friends—it all requires communication. So why not become a pro?

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B.A. in Communication: Journalism

It takes someone willing to uncover the truth to make a difference. With the bachelor of arts in communication with a journalism concentration, you’ll learn everything you need to know to get the news to the public. You’ll be prepared with research, writing, and interviewing skills that will enable you to produce news content for newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and all digital platforms.

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Program Highlights

Content
  • The development of problem-solving skills
  • The ability to research and analyze information
  • An enhanced understanding of argumentation and writing
  • Support from the Mastodon community
  • A prestigious Purdue degree

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Looking for ways to make paying for college a little easier? ScholarshipUniverse is a tool for current and admitted Purdue Fort Wayne students that allows you to create an academic profile and connect with scholarship opportunities.

For more information about all the scholarships available at Purdue Fort Wayne—including opportunities for specific programs—you can visit the Office of Financial Aid or contact us at [email protected].

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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand and apply the principles and laws of freedom of speech and press, and understand the range of systems of freedom of expression around the world, including the right to dissent, to monitor and criticize power, and to assemble and petition for redress of grievances
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history and role of professionals and institutions in shaping communications
  • Understand concepts and apply theories in the use and presentation of images and information
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethical principles and work ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness, and diversity
  • Think critically, creatively, and independently
  • Conduct research and evaluate information by methods appropriate to the communications professions in which they work
  • Critically evaluate their own work and that of others for accuracy and fairness, clarity, appropriate style, and grammatical correctness
Next stop: a successful future.
  • Communication and Diversity Trainer
  • Communications Director
  • Editor
  • Elected Official
  • Film Producer
  • Human Resources Professional
  • Marketing Manager
  • Newscaster
  • Public Relations Professional
  • Social Media Manager
  • Writer