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Journalism, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Omaha, NE, United States
Do you like to inform others – through words or visuals? Attain the skills you need to discover, present, visualize and process information with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Journalism from Creighton University.
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A Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Journalism from Creighton University prepares graduates to work in a variety of fields in today’s information-rich world with programs that meld journalism, graphic design and computer science.


  • Advertising Track

The advertising track gives you innovative, hands-on experience. How would you like to create an advertising campaign for a real nonprofit organization? Build your portfolio, master the use of social media and learn to think like an entrepreneur. Plus, our strong internship program can give you a head start on your career.

  • News Track

The news track prepares you for an exciting professional news career through rigorous instruction in writing, reporting and editing as well as experience in ever-evolving new technologies. News today requires a command of social media, graphic design and the digital environment as well as traditional writing and interviewing skills. You’ll have the opportunity to work on Creighton’s award-winning student newspaper, the Creightonian, as well as write, shoot and edit a documentary as part of the summer abroad Backpack Journalism program.

  • Public Relations Track

The public relations track emphasizes writing, strategic thinking, graphic design, event planning and social media. You’ll do projects for real clients and develop a strong portfolio that helps you land internships and jobs. Public relations majors attain internships in athletics, the arts, education, politics and the nonprofit and corporate sectors. This track is also an excellent pre-law major because of its emphasis on writing and advocacy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    41 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Computers and Scientific Thinking
  • Digital Foundations for the Web
  • Introduction to Mass Communication Technology
  • Media Writing
  • Professional Writing
  • Entrepreneurial Media
  • Senior Capstone
  • Journalism Major Common Core
  • History of American Mass Media
  • Information Ethics
  • Law of Mass Communication

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Your official high school transcript, including the scale on which you were graded, sent directly from your high school.
  • Your ACT exam scores 
  • A high school guidance counselor evaluation.
  • Essay or Personal Statement. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41176 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    41176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41176 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Omaha

  • 985 - 1520 USD/month
    Living Costs

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