BA or BS in Communication, Emphasis in Journalism

If you enjoy change, now is an exciting time to enter the journalism field. Journalism undergoes periodic shifts – such as the Penny Press Era of the 1830s and the birth of broadcast networks in the 1920s. Currently, another shift is happening as more and more publications embrace digital publishing.

You will receive hands-on experience producing the weekly newspaper The Chase. You also will have the opportunity to work with the online magazine Houndbytes. Both of these publications serve a readership of more than 5,800 people on campus and the local community.

Our journalism emphasis lets you learn the core skills all mass communicators need. You will also learn the convergence tools necessary to excel in contemporary media.

Journalism courses include:

  • Beginning writing
  • Intermediate writing
  • Feature Writing
  • Applied Writing for Media
  • Media Ethics
  • Photojournalism

Hands-On Experience/Special Opportunities

Public Relations students at ENMU are provided with invaluable learning experiences. Students can gain real-world experience through exclusive platforms such as HoundBytes, an online magazine; The Chase, a student newspaper; and student-run podcasts.

As part of the student staff, they contribute to the creation and production of a full-size broadsheet publication. Students are granted access to our state-of-the-art lab, equipped with cutting-edge tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, audio software, and editing programs. This immersive environment fosters growth and collaboration, allowing students to delve into various mediums, including recordings. All of these extraordinary opportunities are readily available from your very first semester and continue throughout your undergraduate career.

Faculty and Advising

The Department of Communication faculty are committed to responsible academic advising. Faculty members are specialists in their areas of advising and are current with requirements for admission into the programs they advise. The University also has a reputable record regarding student success in the journalism field.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

ENMU is committed to helping you finance your education. The College of Fine Arts offers career-specific scholarship opportunities with ENMU Foundation Scholarships. Additionally, many Eastern New Mexico University students work part-time jobs on campus to help finance their education.

Career Opportunities

As a journalism major, you can look forward to a career such as:

  • Reporter
  • Editor
  • Author
  • Web editor
  • Columnist
  • Author
  • Web publisher
  • Technical writer
  • Photojournalist
  • Investigative reporter

Additional Degree Information

You can find additional information about the Bachelor of Science in Communication with an emphasis in journalism degree, including the courses you will take when you're a journalism major at Eastern.


Patricia Dobson

Dr. Patricia Dobson

Chair, Department of Communication; Professor of Communication; Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Communication Center (COM), Room 100

Phone: 575.562.2130