Journalism and Integrated Media, B.A.

Mission Statement

The Department of Journalism and Integrated Media prepares students through rigorous academic and practical instruction to be critical thinkers, skilled factual storytellers, agile managers of multiple media platforms, and servant-leaders in a rapidly changing media landscape. The faculty brings the highest standards of professional media practice and academic understanding into their instruction, inviting students to meet those standards with creativity, tenacity and excellence.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Integrated Media, students will be able to:


Apply and analyze key elements within the profession.


Illustrate an applied perspective of diversity or cross-cultural perspectives within the profession.


Illustrate an understanding of faith integration with the profession.


Demonstrate creative and analytical expertise in writing and presentations.


Create and develop projects that utilize convergence or digital media to strategically consider target audiences.


Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.