Loyola University Maryland

Department of Communication

Specialization: Journalism

This specialization prepares the student for the news professions in a variety of media channels, including newspapers, magazines, books, radio, television, and the Internet. Job roles include news writer, columnist, editorialist, reporter, copy editor, section editor, managing editor, editor-in-chief, broadcast reporter, television news anchor, news director, and webmaster and blogger.

Introductory Courses:

All Communication majors are required to take the following four courses normally completed by the end of sophomore year:

  • CM 203 - Introduction to Communication
  • CM 201 – Media Writing
  • CM 202 – Digital Tools
  • CM 308 – Multimedia Storytelling

Intermediate Courses

Journalism majors are required to take a combination of eight 300- and 400-level courses, which include at least three courses under the Journalism specialization. Majors may choose a second specialization.

Journalism Specialization:

  • CM 301 - News Reporting and Writing
  • CM 316 - Travel Reporting
  • CM 340 - Advanced Reporting
  • CM 361 - Copy Editing
  • CM 367 - Sports Writing
  • CM 372 - Studio Television Production
  • CM 382 - Introduction to Book Publishing
  • CM 383 - Broadcast Journalism
  • CM 387 - Book Publishing: Manuscript Evaluation and Development
  • CM 389 - Media Presence and Performance

Senior Capstone Course: Students must take one senior capstone course for which all prerequisites have been met.

  • CM 400 - Senior Capstone in Journalism
  • CM 401 - Senior Capstone in Web and Print Media
  • CM 402 - Senior Capstone in Video Production
  • CM 403 - Senior Capstone in Advertising
  • CM 404 - Senior Capstone in Public Relations