College of Communication


Major | Minor | Three Year

| Bachelor of Arts

Receive a newly designed, digitally focused undergraduate degree in Journalism that features a progressive curriculum centered on prepping students for the demands of a dynamic media industry. This program combines a rigorous course load with field experience and the publication of professional quality work, while embracing a multifaceted approach to the discipline and championing a comprehensive education in audio and video, as well as print, visual, and social media to arm you with the know-how and practical experience you need to work in any format.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • JR210, Reporting and Writing
  • JR213, Broadcast Journalism
  • JR312, Multimedia Journalism
  • JR409, Media Economics and Regulations
  • JR420, Media Ethics
  • SPM480, Media Entrepreneurship

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

The Journalism major can be completed in a total of three years, which includes completing coursework during both summer terms. More information can be found here.

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We live to create

Guided by one-on-one relationships with faculty, students in the College of Communication (CCOM) graduate as skilled communicators who are engaged citizens, prepared for careers in an ever-changing field. 

CCOM provides an experiential education through research, innovative facilities, community outreach opportunities, internships, clinical experiences, and student-run organizations. Students work side-by-side with media scholars and critics, strategic communicators, clinical researchers, and speech-language pathologists. And not just in the classroom, but in labs, studios, newsrooms, agencies, and communities. 

Graduates enter their first day on the job equipped with years of real work experiences that aligns with their passions and prepares them to succeed in both their careers and in life.