The Department of Journalism offers two majors: Journalism with emphases in advertising, writing/editing, visual and media studies and a Public Relations major.
Public Relations Major
Students a prepared to take entry-level positions with media, agencies and related organizations with the Public Relations major at UWO. This major focuses on areas of internal and external as well as corporate communication for the student interested in public relations and related professions.
Education on new communication technology and journalism diversity has been integrated into different courses across the emphases.
- In the writing/editing emphasis, students a prepared to take entry-level positions on daily and weekly newspapers, magazines and online sites.
- In the advertising emphasis, students are prepared to take entry-level positions with media, agencies and related organizations.
- The visual journalism emphasis enables students to learn both press and commercial photographic skills, multimedia production and web production before entering into the entry-level positions in the visual industry.
- The media studies emphasis prepares students to pursue advanced journalism degrees.