There has never been a better time to enter the world of mass media. Here in the New Mexico State University Department of Journalism and Media Studies, you can achieve your degree in a stimulating and creative field of study that will lead to exciting career opportunities in a wide variety of conventional and emerging media industries.

We offer a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies with hands-on areas of emphasis in advertising, broadcasting, news-editorial, photojournalism and public relations/strategic communications

The communication and technical skills you learn as a journalism and media studies major at New Mexico State can open exciting career opportunities for you in all media fields including a wide variety of online journalism and digital news media; news, sports and weather broadcasting; marketing (including sports marketing); advertising and public relations; media design, photojournalism, and numerous other emerging visual communication fields.  

NMSU journalism and media studies students have the opportunity to work on the department’s own live news broadcast, News 22, write stories and create multimedia pieces for our online news publication, Kokopelli, and produce photographic and written content for our photojournalism website, NMSU Shooters

The Scoop, which reaches our alumni throughout the world, is a full-color magazine written, edited, illustrated and designed entirely by our students. 

The department also has an internship/practicum program, which provides excellent opportunities for students to gain valuable, real-world media experience. Students are also encouraged to apply for national and regional scholarships.

Our graduates go on to work as writers, reporters, editors, producers, photographers, graphic designers, social media managers and content developers, web developers, marketing professionals — including sports marketing and sports communication specialists — and public relations professionals such as public information officers and corporate spokespeople, to name only a few. Our graduates work for both private and public news organizations, private business and corporate communication departments, government agencies, and advertising and public relations firms.



The NMSU Department of Journalism and Media Studies: Forty years strong and still passionate about our mission. Turn your passion into action!


This video explores some of the multi-level opportunities available to journalism students at NMSU. Take a look! The NMSU Department of Journalism and Media Studies is unique. Our faculty and staff are passionate about our students and their academic and career success. Moreover, we are relentless in our commitment to ethical, high-quality journalism. Journalism is the Fourth Estate, and we take that seriously.