The Department of Journalism prepares students to be successful news and media professionals.

We offer a B.A. and Minor in Journalism as well as 12-credit Certificates of Undergraduate Study in Sports Media, Public Relations and the News, and Entrepreneurial and Independent Media.

Our curriculum is grounded in the fundamentals of journalism history, law and ethics. Students learn the basics of reporting, writing and editing while covering campus events and local news in South Jersey. Our courses also provide the preparation and skills needed to compete in a fast-changing media landscape with courses in social media, data journalism, media metrics and entrepreneurial journalism.

Class sizes are small and instructors provide students with hands-on instruction and mentoring.

Our faculty members are experienced journalists who combine craft and scholarship.

The full-time faculty present at academic and professional conferences and publish their research in academic journals specializing in journalism and mass communication. Many of our courses are taught by working journalists from area news outlets.

There are opportunities for students to work and learn outside of the traditional classroom. Students write and publish the student newspaper The Whit, produce radio shows for WGLS, and operate the Rowan Television Network.

Students perform internships at local news outlets such as The Philadelphia Inquirer,, NBC10, WHYY, Philadelphia Magazine, Fox29, and South Jersey Magazine as well as national news outlets like NBC, Good Morning America, and Conde Nast.

Our alumni work across the nation at news organizations such as The New York Times, Associated Press, MSNBC, Chicago Tribune and U.S. World & News Report.

At Rowan University, we are excited about the future of journalism and preparing the journalists of the future.