Drone photography of Milligan's Seeger Chapel & Sutton Hall

The journalism major prepares students to work as effective communicators in a variety of media forms, serving their communities by telling true, compelling, and significant stories. The journalism major features:

A MULTIMEDIA, MULTIFACETED CURRICULUM. Journalism majors take courses in reporting, writing, and editing—the foundation of all journalism. But students also take classes and gain experience in video shooting and editing, photography, and graphic design or digital and interactive media. You’ll also take courses in communications law and ethics, feature writing, and creative nonfiction.

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE. Journalism majors will work on The Stampede, Milligan’s student-run news service, and are also required to complete an internship, with at least 150 hours on the job. These experiences will let you sharpen your skills, learn from seasoned professionals, join important professional networks, and build a portfolio that will help you launch your career. Students might get involved in Milligan’s award-winning radio station, WUMC; start a podcast; dive into social media; or join our campus streaming and video service team. 

OPPORTUNITIES FROM YOUR FIRST SEMESTER. You can get involved in student media opportunities right at the start of your college career. Want to join The Stampede? Want to try a radio show? Step right in. If you’re new to it, we’ll provide training and guidance to get you started. 

AN ACCESSIBLE AND CARING FACULTY. All your major courses are taught by regular faculty with the highest degrees in their field. Just as importantly, we take pride in knowing our students as individuals and being accessible to them. 

A CHALLENGING, CARING, AND CHRISTIAN ENVIRONMENT. A productive and successful career in media requires hard work—and so you’ll work hard and be challenged along the way. But we never lose sight of you as a human being, and we always keep in mind that our primary mission is to honor God by educating people to be servant-leaders in the world, specifically by seeking and reporting the truth and telling people’s stories in powerful and meaningful ways.

Course Requirements

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan University Catalog (link below). The Milligan University academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.


Jim Dahlman
Area Chair of Performing, Visual, and Communicative Arts; Professor of Communications and Journalism