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Bachelor's in Journalism and Media Studies, BA

Find Your Voice with a Journalism Degree 

Tell the stories of Chicago, its people, its neighborhoods and beyond. As a Roosevelt student, you’ll prepare for multimedia careers with nationally recognized faculty.

Find your multimedia niche: In front of the camera, or behind it? Covering sports or politics? Analyzing media bias or influence? You’ll find opportunities to explore all of these and more.


Why Roosevelt for Your Bachelor’s

Roosevelt journalism student Sam Latson showing her work on the Unforgotten 51 project.

Get media experience 

Take hands-on multimedia courses that prepare you for today’s career.

During the program, you’ll complete an internship for credit and a multimedia capstone course. You’ll graduate with a portfolio of clips to help you land your first job or apply to graduate school.

Gage Gallery Interior

Work for the student-run newspaper or radio station 

Create media for viewers inside and outside Roosevelt University. The program also houses the Torch student newspaper, the WRBC student-run radio station and the Gage Gallery.

Student Samantha Latson photographs protestors at Capitol Hill with artwork depicting the many faces of gun violence.

Concentrate in journalism or media studies

In the journalism concentration, you’ll study online, broadcast and print journalism and prepare for work in today's news environment.

In the media studies concentration, you’ll learn how to analyze, evaluate and create messages using all forms of technology.

“I broke into a top 100 market the month after I graduated from college, and I have my Roosevelt journalism professors to thank for preparing me well for this experience.”

Mark Sandy, BA ’10
Associate Creative Director at Leo Burnett

“With us being students, we had an opportunity to prove ourselves. We actually care, and we’re willing to take the time.”

Samantha Latson talks about the Unforgotten 51 project.