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Curriculum

Whether you have a little journalism experience or a lot, our innovative curriculum for undergraduate journalism students allows you to solidify your writing and editing skills and explore your passions outside Medill.

Medill’s Bachelor of Science in Journalism is a STEM degree. Our CIP code is 09.0702.

Our curriculum comprises three components:

Core curriculum

Our core curriculum is designed to put all first-year students on the same page. We’ll teach you the Medill way of reporting, writing, editing and thinking critically through our core courses, which include:

Journalism in Practice

Journalism Residency

Media Law and Ethics

Multimedia Storytelling

Philosophy of Modern Journalism

Reporting and Writing

Outside concentration

In addition to those core classes, every student selects a concentration in a discipline outside Medill. Explore your passion for political science, history, economics, a foreign language, computer science and much more. You'll take a wide variety of courses to ensure a well-rounded education.

Journalism electives

Finally, we offer a wide variety of journalism electives. Choose the courses that will help you build expertise in the areas you are most passionate about. Below is a sample of current offerings:

Audio Storytelling

Bilingual Reporting and Storytelling

Data Analysis & Visualization

Documentary

Dilemmas of American Power

Framed: The Media and the Marginalized

Health and Science Reporting

Intro to Sports Writing

Journalism of Empathy

Knight Lab

Media Design

Media History: Watergate's Legacy: The Press and the Presidency

Media Presentation: Magazine

Media Presentation: Video Producing for Broadcast & the Web

Reporting and Producing Social Media Video

Sports Commentary

Storytelling: Magazine & Feature Writing

Storytelling: Video Reporting, Shooting, & Editing

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