Preparing you for admission into any school of journalism

    About The Program

    As a journalist, you’ll deliver vital information to the public using multiple channels - but always with clarity and integrity. While pre-journalism is not a major itself, we’ll match you with a degree program and the coursework required to prepare you for a career in journalism.


    You'll work with Northern's pre-journalism program faculty advisor to plan a personalized schedule of courses and identify a degree program that fits your area of interest, whether it's reporting, copy editing, design, publishing or marketing and sales.

    Wondering if this program is for you?

    This program will be a good fit if you:

    • Have excellent communication skills
    • Work well under deadline pressure
    • Can adapt quickly to new/changing assignments
    • Have strong critical thinking skills
    • Have a passion for storytelling
    • Are detail-oriented and self-directed
    • Have strong ethics and integrity
    • Show empathy
    • Practice confidentiality

    With a journalism degree, you could work as a:

    • Reporter
    • Editor
    • Broadcast journalist
    • Photographer/videographer
    • Graphic designer
    • Public information officer
    • Media relations specialist
    • Corporate communications specialist
    • Social media specialist
    • Public relations specialist

    At Northern, we believe getting you out of the classroom and into a real-world workplace setting is a critical part of your education. You'll have several opportunities for internships and other forms of experiential learning throughout your time at Northern. Learn more at Student Experiences!


    The NSU WolfPACT is the highest guaranteed, four-year scholarship in the region. But that isn't the only scholarship available at Northern. Visit Arts and Sciences Scholarships for other scholarship opportunities!

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    Study Abroad

    Experience the world while earning your degree through NSU Study Abroad! With hundreds of opportunities available around the globe, Northern can make your study abroad dream become a reality. Learn more at Study Abroad!

    Student Research

    At Northern, you'll have the chance to conduct cutting-edge research that can have real-world impacts - while still an undergraduate student. Now with our brand new, state-of-the-art Jewett Regional Science Education Center, the sky is truly the limit. Learn more at Student Research!

    Contact Information

    Ready to take the next step? Contact us today:

    Want to learn more about living and learning at Northern? Contact NSU Admissions today 605-626-2544 or!

    Still unsure of a major? We can help! Contact Career Services at 605-626-3007 or


    M.A., Spanish, Arizona State University

    M.A., Communication, University of North Dakota

    B.A., Spanish and English Philology, Kiev National Linguistic University, Ukraine




    In her Spanish, linguistics, and communication classes, Tetiana (Tanya) White gives students opportunities to develop new and various lenses through which to see themselves and other cultures. She enjoys watching students gain the confidence to speak publicly and carry that skill into their future careers.


    Ms. White’s research interests lie at the intersection of linguistics and communication. Her latest master’s thesis studied critical cultural awareness of students, the structure of their mental lexicon, and their cultural values and beliefs. Her scholarly…