Journalism Program

A 120-hour curriculum leads to the B.S. degree in Communication. There are two options: News Editorial or Public Relations.

News Editorial Degree Requirements
Public Relations Degree Requirements

Technology Requirements and Resources


When Tech graduates say they are journalists, they could be doing almost anything--simply because they have been given the opportunity to study and acquire experience in a variety of areas in communication at Tennessee Tech. Journalism students gain experience in reporting, editing, news writing, broadcasting, social media, design, photojournalism, magazine production, public relations and multimedia content creation.

Journalism Minor

A minor in journalism will consist of a total of 15 hours and must include nine hours of upper-division journalism courses.

Journalism Minor


Emphasis areas are available in Agricultural Communication, Digital Multimedia, Environmental Communication, Literature, Sports Communication and Writing - Fiction and Non-Fiction.

Having a journalism degree offers numerous advantages in today's media landscape. Firstly, a journalism degree provides comprehensive training in the fundamental skills required for effective journalism, including research, critical thinking, and effective communication. These skills enable journalists to gather and analyze information, ask probing questions, and present accurate and engaging news stories to the public. Secondly, a journalism degree offers a solid foundation in media ethics and professional standards, equipping graduates with the knowledge and tools to navigate the complex ethical considerations that arise in journalism. This ensures that journalists are equipped to report news responsibly and with integrity.

Additionally, a journalism degree often includes practical experience through internships or hands-on projects, allowing students to develop essential industry connections and gain real-world experience. This experience can enhance job prospects and provide a competitive edge in the highly competitive field of journalism. Lastly, a journalism degree demonstrates a commitment to the craft and a dedication to acquiring the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the field. Employers value the specialized education and training that come with a journalism degree, making it a valuable asset for aspiring journalists seeking employment opportunities. Overall, a journalism degree offers a range of benefits, providing a strong foundation, ethical awareness, practical experience, and increased employability, all crucial for success in the dynamic field of journalism.

Questions? Contact an Advisor

Professor Brenda Wilson 931-372-3064

Communication Advisor - Lisa Brown- 931-372-6230

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