What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

The program is composed of 18 hours of courses appropriate to the major and 24 hours of courses from the concentration. In addition, students must select a minor consisting of at least 15 hours of courses in a discipline within the Department of Communication other than the major (journalism, film/video or speech) or in another academic department, school or institute that offers a baccalaureate degree.

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer.

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Communication, Journalism, B.A.

The B.A. in Journalism program offers three concentrations:

  • Multimedia Reporting: Journalists are now sought for their multimedia skills as well as traditional writing and research skills. This program is designed to prepare journalism students to go into modern media workplaces, with a variety of experiential learning options as well as specialized reporting options.
  • Public Relations: This program focuses on preparing students to work in public relations. Public relations professionals are advocates who critically analyze information to create content and campaigns for employers, employees, and clients.  Students will learn about techniques and campaigns. Experiential learning is a foundation of the coursework.
  • Media & Society: This program is designed with an academic focus on communication, to prepare students for graduate study. Students can choose from communication courses focusing on a variety of types and areas of communication.

Our programs are designed to meet the media industries' demand for graduates who are critical thinkers who can produce news and publicity materials efficiently across a variety of platforms.

Students can get extra support at Georgia State's Journalism Lab which provides undergraduate journalism students with rough draft reviews, grammar assistance, help with AP style writing and video production assistance.

Students can also get practical experience through Georgia State University TV (GSUTV), the university’s partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting. As Georgia State’s media station, GSUTV provides students with training for creating broadcast content and airs special programs throughout Georgia and to a national network of PBS stations via cable, satellite, and digital platforms. GSUTV has won several Emmy and Telly Awards in recent years.

Communication, Journalism, B.A.

The B.A. in Journalism program offers three concentrations:

  • Multimedia Reporting: Journalists are now sought for their multimedia skills as well as traditional writing and research skills. This program is designed to prepare journalism students to go into modern media workplaces, with a variety of experiential learning options as well as specialized reporting options.
  • Public Relations: This program focuses on preparing students to work in public relations. Public relations professionals are advocates who critically analyze information to create content and campaigns for employers, employees, and clients.  Students will learn about techniques and campaigns. Experiential learning is a foundation of the coursework.
  • Media & Society: This program is designed with an academic focus on communication, to prepare students for graduate study. Students can choose from communication courses focusing on a variety of types and areas of communication.

Our programs are designed to meet the media industries' demand for graduates who are critical thinkers who can produce news and publicity materials efficiently across a variety of platforms.

Students can get extra support at Georgia State's Journalism Lab which provides undergraduate journalism students with rough draft reviews, grammar assistance, help with AP style writing and video production assistance.

Students can also get practical experience through Georgia State University TV (GSUTV), the university’s partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting. As Georgia State’s media station, GSUTV provides students with training for creating broadcast content and airs special programs throughout Georgia and to a national network of PBS stations via cable, satellite, and digital platforms. GSUTV has won several Emmy and Telly Awards in recent years.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

The program is composed of 18 hours of courses appropriate to the major and 24 hours of courses from the concentration. In addition, students must select a minor consisting of at least 15 hours of courses in a discipline within the Department of Communication other than the major (journalism, film/video or speech) or in another academic department, school or institute that offers a baccalaureate degree.

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines
View Admissions Requirements

Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer.

FALL SEMESTER

  • Admissions Application Opens: August 1
  • Final Application Deadline: April 1

SPRING SEMESTER

  • Early Application Deadline: October 1
  • Regular Application Deadline: December 1

SUMMER SEMESTER

  • Early Application Deadline: February 1
  • Regular Application Deadline: April 1

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Careers

The journalism program prepares students with skills that are in demand, including the ability to research efficiently and write concisely for varying media.

Students have access to a wide variety of internship and career options. Atlanta is home to major media employers, including CNN, WebMD and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The metro area also hosts one of the country’s largest PR sectors, with regional offices here for many of the world’s firms with the greatest global reach. More than 15,000 PR professionals work in agencies, in corporate communication or the non-profit sector.

Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

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International students
International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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The program is comprised of 18 hours of courses appropriate to the major and 24 hours of courses from the concentration. In addition, students must select a minor consisting of at least 15 hours of courses in a discipline within the Department of Communication other than the major (journalism or speech) or in another academic department/school/institute that offers a baccalaureate degree.

Visit the catalog for curriculum details.

More information on Georgia State's undergraduate tuition can be found on the Student Financial Services website.

Students will learn how to collect, evaluate and disseminate current, relevant information and opinion whether in written form, in video or in other platforms. Students will develop critical thinking skills and the ability to produce compelling news and publicity materials for a variety of mediums.

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Contacts

Department of Communication
25 Park Place
8th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

Mailing Address
Department of Communication
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 5060
Atlanta, GA 30302–5060

Undergraduate Program Administrator
Faith LeFebvre
Phone: 404-413-5600
Email: tlefebvre@gsu.edu

College of Arts & Sciences
25 Park Place NE
Suite 2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

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