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Journalism and Media Studies, B.A.

51 Credits  |   Main Campus

Advance your career as a digital journalist, media manager or communications specialist.

Join a rapidly evolving field and shape the way the way people understand current events!

Journalism and Media Studies majors face the challenge of keeping up with the latest trends, technologies and industry debates.  Journalism is undergoing a comprehensive evolution and that means expanded opportunity for media-savvy students with excellent communication skills.  Today, traditional print and broadcast media outlets incorporate many interactive media tools such as blogs, podcasts, photography and video using Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  The Journalism and Media Studies program prepares you to think critically, write well and be adaptable communicators able to transition fluidly from one medium to the next.

If you see yourself as a non-fiction storyteller with a passion to educate and engage an audience with words, sounds and visuals, you have a future a career as a digital journalist, media manager or communications specialist with a B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies from Trinity/

What You’ll Learn

  • Public Speaking and Speech Writing
  • Multimedia Storytelling
  • Media Ethics
  • Social Media Marketing and Communication
  • Podcasting
  • Photojournalism
  • Political Campaign Coverage

Global Careers

  • Multimedia or Social Media Specialist
  • Television/Radio/Film/Video Producer
  • Web, Print or Broadcast Journalist or Reporter
  • Public Relations Executive or Marketing/Advertising Executive
  • Information Officer

Being in the Journalism and Media Studies program at Trinity has taught me to step outside of my comfort zone. It has shaped me into a stronger and more confident woman. With the guidance of my professors, I’ve improved my skills in writing, graphic design photography and journalism. I have been inspired to combine these skills with my passion for fashion and makeup artistry which resulted in creating my own digital and print magazine.
Dayna Hood, ’18, Frank Karel Fellow

Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Applying to the Journalism and Media Studies, B.A. Program

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College of Arts & Sciences Admissions Requirements

Applying to the College of Arts & Sciences is a 5-step process:

  • Step One: Apply to Trinity
  • Step Two: Have your School Administrator submit your Official Transcripts (High School/College/Home School/GED) – International Transcripts must be evaluated prior to submission
  • Step Three: Submit Essay “Where do I see myself after obtaining a TWU degree?”
  • Step Four:  Submit your Recommendation Letter(s) (Teacher/Guidance Counselor/Mentor)
  • Step Five: Once your application is submitted, use your log-in credentials to check your status

Admissions Criteria:

  • First-Time Freshman candidates for admission should complete a secondary school program that includes 16 academic units: English, Mathematics (algebra, geometry, and trigonometry), Science to include Lab work (biology, chemistry, and physics), History, Foreign Language, and Social Science.
  • Transfer candidates must submit official college transcripts from each previously attended college or university.
  • Optional Standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) and/or the American College Test (ACT) can be submitted.  To have your scores sent to us use SAT code 5796 and ACT code 0696.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average 2.0 (on 4.0 Scale).

Applying to Trinity’s School of Professional Studies

Applying is a five-step process:

  1. Apply to Trinity using the online application
  2. Submit One (1) Letter of Recommendation
  3. Submit Official Final Transcript(s) or GED certificate – International Transcripts must be evaluated prior to submission
  4. Submit an Essay: What unique qualities, experiences, or perspectives would you bring to the Trinity Washington University community
  5. Once your application is submitted, use your log-in credentials to check your status


  • High school completion of 10 years or more with demonstrated work experience may submit diploma or GED certificate
  • International Students must adhere to International Student Checklist
  • Military Students & Family members must complete Veterans Benefits Checklist
  • Priority Admission Given to applicants with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Students may apply for credit in experiential learning through program faculty.
  • Transfer credits may be accepted toward a major if courses are equivalent to the program of interest.