Pre-Journalism Program

Preparing you for admission into any school of journalism

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About The Program
College of Arts and Sciences

Pre-Journalism 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 necessary coursework required to prepare you for admission into journalism school.

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!


The NSU WolfPACT is the highest guaranteed, four-year scholarship in the region. But that isn't the only scholarship available at Northern. Click HERE to learn about other scholarship opportunities!

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Undergraduate 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!

Contact Information 

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