Are you ready for the future of journalism? Grab a camcorder and a laptop and dive into backpack journalism!

By combining new media practices with a firm writing foundation, you'll cultivate the tools necessary to thrive in today's evolving market.

Our faculty are seasoned media professionals offering their expertise in all journalism activities — like our student run newspaper and award-winning radio station — and developing projects that show students what the front lines of media really look like.

You'll hone your skills through internships in Boston and beyond and enter this rapidly changing industry with an impressive portfolio, ready to take on anything.

Program Requirements
The Communications Core Requirements:
  • COMM 121 Visual Communication
  • COMM 122 Media Writing Bootcamp
  • COMM 124 Media, Messages, & Society

Journalism Requirements:

Students may pursue a concentration in journalism focusing on print, web, and multimedia platforms.

Communications Core plus four required concentration courses

  • COMM 260 Journalism
  • COMM 263 Broadcast, Narrowcast, and Interactivity
  • COMM 265 Editing Copy and Proof
  • COMM 320 Media and the First Amendment
Three electives, at least one must be at the 300-level
  • COMM 163 Radio Operations
  • COMM 181 Public Speaking and Group Discussion
  • COMM 244 Web 1: Design for the World Wide Web
  • COMM 262 Media Convergence
  • COMM 269 Globalization: Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 310 In-Depth Storytelling for the Digital Age
  • COMM 315 Opinion/Editorial Writing
  • COMM 312 Health Communications
  • COMM 322 Video Journalism
  • COMM 323 Digital Cultures: Communication and Social Media
  • COMM 327 Culture of the News
  • COMM 328 Special Topics in Communications (when appropriate)

Senior Seminar/Storytelling (Capstone Experience)

Independent Learning Options (Capstone Experiences)

  • COMM 350 Independent Study
  • COMM 370 Internship
  • COMM 380 Field Experience
  • COMM 390 Studio Five: A Communications Workplace
Minor Requirements


  • COMM 122: Media Writing Bootcamp
  • COM 260: Reporting: Chasing the Story
  • COMM 265: Editing Copy and Proof

Electives (Select 2):

  • COMM 124: Media, Messages, & Society
  • COMM 262: Media Convergence
  • COMM 263: Broadcast, Narrowcast, and Interactivity
  • COMM 310: In Depth Storytelling for the Digital Age
  • COMM 315: Blogging/Op-Ed Writing
  • COMM 320: Media and the First Amendment
  • COMM 322: Video Journalism
  • COMM 323: Digital Cultures: Communication and Social Media
  • COMM 328: Special Topics (when appropriate)
Customize Your Program

We encourage our students to tailor the Journalism concentration to fit their interests. Simmons offers many dual-major and minor options. Your advisor will help you develop the best path to meet your personal and professional goals.

We also offer a minor in Journalism for students majoring in other areas.

Internships and Research
Internships are a key component of the journalism program. In a cultural center like Boston, there are countless opportunities to build your skills, resume and networking relationships with organizations in the city and beyond. Recent placements include the Boston Herald, the Boston Globe, and the Metro. 
How to Apply
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