Become an Adaptable Journalist with a Webster Degree in Journalism
As social media, online and traditional journalism continue to evolve in today’s technological society, journalists who can adapt to the rapid shifts in reporting are in higher demand than ever. When you earn a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Webster University, you’ll be prepared to seize today’s journalism jobs and create opportunities in an ever-evolving field.
Majoring in Journalism at Webster will immerse you in the world of communications, starting your first day. Our program emphasizes mentorship and firsthand experience working on news stories, podcasts and newscasts.
We recognize and embrace the unprecedented need for thoughtful, critical and ethical journalists in today’s world. That’s why we’ve designed our program to help you develop your voice and make vital impacts on the communities around you through your reporting.
As one of few undergraduate programs in journalism in the St. Louis area, we take great pride in the essential work of preparing future generations of journalists throughout Missouri and the nation.
Choose Webster for Your BA in Journalism
Get Real-World Experience
Beginning your first semester, you will be enrolled in the News Collaboratory, where you will work with and learn from students who are in their third and fourth years of a Journalism major. You will also write news stories on campus issues and events, help produce podcasts and newscasts, and will assist juniors and seniors with in-depth reporting projects as preparation for multiple internships.
Learn from Experienced Faculty
What is Journalism without the mentorship of experts in the field? Thanks to small class sizes, you'll work alongside award-winning journalists and mentors who prioritize their students' success.
Customize Your Curriculum
To prepare for the journalism job of your dreams, you’ll build a specialty area of at least three courses — taking advantage of the media-specific expertise and facilities throughout the School of Communications. Answer for yourself that common question, “What is journalism in today’s technological world?”
“I feel truly blessed to be given this opportunity to excel in my journalism career. With the Raymond J. Smith Annual Communications Scholarship, Webster is giving me the opportunity to be seen and heard in the world.”
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What Can You Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism?
At Webster, we’re preparing journalists who work in a wide range of media — from podcasts and television to social media, radio and print. You’ll take lab courses alongside your lessons to learn how to apply the latest theories and methods in reporting to the real world.
Around 80% of students majoring in Journalism at Webster are employed in full-time newsroom positions within six months of graduation. They work as reporters, editors and producers in many St. Louis newsrooms, including:
- The Nine Network
- The Telegraph (Alton)
- Webster-Kirkwood Times
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
- NPR Midwest Newsroom
- Washington Missourian
- KWMU St. Louis Public Radio
Salaries for Journalism Graduates
Professionals in news reporting and journalism jobs earn an annual median wage of $55,960 — according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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