The people have the right to know — and journalists make sure they do. As a journalism major, you'll make the events and issues of the world understandable to citizens by presenting information in compelling and accurate reports. From investigating to reporting, from layout to editing to storytelling for the Web, journalists ensure that the world knows what is happening.

Follow in some big footsteps.

Students from Marquette's journalism program have gone on to become a New York Times columnist, a senior writer and weekly columnist for Sports Illustrated, and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Seattle Times and The Washington Post.

Be a working journalist.

Through national and local internships, Marquette's journalism majors work with Newsday in New York; The Associated Press in Washington, D.C.; The Chicago Tribune; the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; and Milwaukee's Catholic Herald. Marquette students also intern in Milwaukee radio and television station newsrooms.

Learn digital storytelling.

Students learn the art of journalism using a range of digital media. Sharpen your skills by choosing to specialize in newspapers, magazine publications or visual communication, including photojournalism and video journalism.

The ethics of news reporting.

Our University Core of Common Studies will help you make sense of a broad range of news stories and prepare you to wrestle with the ethical dimensions of what to report and how to report it.

Get in on the action.

Work and get paid for it at The Marquette Tribune, our award-winning, twice-weekly student-run newspaper. Even as a freshman journalism major, you'll work on important stories, interview city administrators, review movies and shows, write editorials, and cover Marquette and professional athletics.

Explore all that's possible through journalism! 

Check out the journalism major's webpage here to see sample curricula, program outcomes and possible internships! 

Some of the classes you'll take:

  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Digital Journalism 1: Giving Voice
  • Investigative Reporting
  • Media Law
  • Ethical Problems of Mass Communications
  • Race and Gender Issues in Mass Media

For a complete listing of required courses for the program in journalism, please visit the Marquette University Online Bulletin at this link.