"Freedom of the press" is one of the essential elements of American culture and of democracy. Those who work in Journalism bear a responsibility to communicate the truth. Since the information explosion, there are more ways than ever to broadcast the truth, and more need for journalists who can communicate clearly and with integrity. Kuyper College's journalism program will prepare you to investigate, to interview, to write well, to engage our culture and to bring truth and light to the world, in both traditional and non-traditional settings. Students can elect one of these optional emphases: News-Editorial, Public Relations, or Visual Communications. This program is completed in collaboration with Cornerstone University.
Students graduating from the Journalism program will be prepared to apply the skills learned through the study of Journalism to a variety of contexts. Abilities gained through the progam include:
Our Journalism graduates will be able to write and edit news articles as a reporter, become a photojournalist, public relations specialist, or campaign manager for a political campaign.
The journalism program will educate, train, and equip you for a successful career. Below is just a sample of what some of these courses cover:
Students can choose to spend a semester in Chicago, working for a print, online or broadcast media firm. Other students have spent a summer or semester at the Washington Journalism Center in Washington, D.C.