Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor Science in Communication with 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.

Our emphasis in journalism lets you learn the core skills all mass communicators need, as well as the convergence tools necessary to excel in contemporary media. You will receive hands-on experience producing the weekly newspaper The Chase and the online magazine Houndbytes, both of which serve a readership of more than 5,800 people on campus and the local community.

Courses include: Beginning, Intermediate and Feature Writing; Applied Writing for Media; Media Ethics; Photojournalism.

Service and Mutual Interest Organizations

As a journalism major at ENMU, you have the opportunity to work with The Chase (student newspaper), HoundBytes (online magazine), various CFA-related podcasts and organizations, as well as other on-campus organizations and offices.

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. In addition to grants, loans and scholarships offered University-wide, the College of Fine Arts offers offers additional 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