About Journalism and Mass Communications at NMSU
Journalism and Mass Communications at New Mexico State University
There has never been a better time to enter the world of mass communications, where you can achieve your degree in a stimulating field with opportunities and satisfying careers in the new media – and beyond. New Mexico State University’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communications offers a nationally accredited Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with emphasis of study in advertising, broadcasting, news editorial, photojournalism and public relations.
The department has an internship/practicum program, which assists students in finding varied internships that provide valuable, up-to-date experience. You also have the opportunity to work on a live news broadcast – News 22 – or create multimedia stories for the Merge and for nmsu.documentaryshooters (our photojournalism site), our online news magazines. The Scoop, which reaches our alumni throughout the world, is completely written, illustrated and designed by our students. You are also encouraged to apply for national and regional scholarships or and to enter the prestigious Hearst competitions.
The communication and technical skills you learn as a journalism major opens career opportunities for you in all fields of journalism, including magazine, newspaper and online publications; radio and television, and, governmental agencies; business and industry communications; multi-media agencies; and advertising and public firms.