The School of Journalism & Media Studies envisions a global society where citizens are engaged in their communities; where media professionals are ethical and committed to social justice, and embrace technology to serve the public good; and where people from all backgrounds think critically about the media.
The School’s curricula reflect the very important themes stated in the vision statement. Students are required to take a set of core classes in global communication and technology, ethics and law, and research methods for professional communicators. They also complement their in-class work with internships and service-learning projects in the community.
Programs within the School prepare students for careers in advertising, journalism, public relations and other media industries, as well as for jobs in a technologically driven workforce landscape whose future media forms cannot be predicted. The School of Journalism & Media Studies also prepares students to enter careers as analysts, producers and editors of media content in government and private industry, as well as for graduate education in a variety of disciplines and the law.
Master of Arts degree in communication with specialization in:
Major in journalism with the B.A. degree in liberal arts and sciences
Major in journalism with the B.A. degree in liberal arts and sciences:
On this page: In her final semester at San Diego State, Beth Elderkin served as managing editor of The Daily Aztec and a web producer intern for Channel 10. The 2012 Outstanding Graduate in Journalism also found time in her busy schedule to shoot, edit and produce a pair of news packages under the supervision of JMS faculty member Lanie Lockwood. To see Elderkin’s complete résumé tape, visit bethelderkin.wordpress.com/resumetape.