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Journalism Degree at University of Georgia (UGA)

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  • Phone: (706) 542-3000

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Journalism Degree

The journalism program at University of Georgia prepares students for careers as a print journalist, local reporter, news editor, public relations assistant, advertising coordinate, news manager, or communication consultant. The program focuses on theory and the practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news. Program courses include: news writing and editing, reporting, photojournalism, layout and graphic design, journalism law and policy, professional standards and ethics, research methods, and journalism history and criticism. Get more details below including other Georgia colleges that offer journalism degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Journalism Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. University of Georgia offers a bachelor's degree program in journalism.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male28
Female98

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Asian4
Black12
Hispanic3
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1
White104
Unknown2

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Journalism program at University of Georgia, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Court Reporters

  • Description:

    Use verbatim methods and equipment to capture, store, retrieve, and transcribe pretrial and trial proceedings or other information. Includes stenocaptioners who operate computerized stenographic captioning equipment to provide captions of live or prerecorded broadcasts for hearing-impaired viewers.

Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Broadcast News Analysts

  • Description:

    Analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.

Reporters and Correspondents

  • Description:

    Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, reporters and correspondents employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -7.5% from 2010 to 2020

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Journalism Programs in Georgia

Journalism programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

180 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Journalism (B)
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Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

52 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Journalism (B)
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Mercer University

Macon, GA
Type: 4-Year Private College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Journalism (B)
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Paine College

Augusta, GA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Journalism (B)
  • Broadcast Journalism (B)
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Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

10 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Journalism (B)
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University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

46 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Journalism (B)
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Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Journalism (B)
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Savannah State University

Savannah, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

43 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Journalism (B)