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About the Journalism Degree Program

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Majoring in Journalism at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, you will learn to report, write and produce news stories for a variety of media ranging from newspapers and magazines to television, radio and the Internet. Led by enthusiastic professors, the faculty offer you guidance, knowledge, tools and skills required to succeed in today’s media environment and work in traditional or digital media careers. You will be exposed to fundamentals required for effective communication in an ever-changing world, such as how to tell a story in a compelling way, the values of accurate information-gathering, ethical decision-making, and the need for strong communication skills.

Journalism Program at a Glance

120

Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Graduate Program

Degree Received

Journalism, BA BS

$209

Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Alejandro Morales

“When I think about my experience at UNK, the first thing that comes to mind are many fruitful discussions with teachers from the philosophy, history, political science and communication departments. I am thankful they made the time to listen. Those talks helped me grow up a little and fine-tune what I want out of life.” In 2014, Morales received a Master of Arts in history from UNK and is now in graduate school at Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, Mo.”

Alejandro Morales

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

What can you do with a Journalism Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Journalism graduates work for.

Careers

  • Print, TV, radio and electronic media
  • Writer
  • Reporter
  • Editor
  • Photojournalist
  • Columnist
  • Analyst
  • Correspondent
  • Corporate Writer
  • Announcer, TV or radio

Employers

  • Kearney Hub
  • Washington Post
  • WJAG (Norfolk, NE)
  • 10/11 News
  • Grand Island Independent
  • Max Country 104.9 (York, NE)

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