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Journalism, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Spokane, WA, United States
Journalism in the digital age is evolving rapidly. The Journalism Program blends these exciting technological and delivery system advances with the bedrock principles of ethical newsgathering that have stood the test of time. 
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 The program cultivates students’ interests and techniques in gathering information through research and interviews, and writing for the array of media platforms. Emphasis is placed on the role and responsibilities of journalism within the context of civic and political participation, and the social justice awareness rooted in the University mission.

Most Gonzaga journalism students work for the weekly student newspaper, The Gonzaga Bulletin , as writers, editors or photographers. Credit toward the journalism major and minor is available, as well as a stipend for editors, staff writers and photographers.

Many journalism students garner journalistic experience in the professional environment through internships, for which academic credit is also available.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Journalistic Writing
  • Photographic Art
  • Directed Study
  • Civic Journalism
  • Student Media Writing Lab
  • Student Media Editing Lab
  • Photojournalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Directed Study
  • Public Affairs Reporting

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.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Courses in journalism history, media law and ethics, and press theory form the philosophical foundation for the major and minor.
  • Journalism students, in their work, focus on issues of civic and cultural importance with a traditional news stance, but there are ample opportunities for experimentation with the styles of journalism appropriate for magazines, publications with a literary bent, and emerging Internet-based platforms. Students also hone their visual storytelling skills in courses such as photojournalism and emerging media.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1350 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1350 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spokane

  • 880 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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