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Department of Journalism

Journalism Majors

Students interested in a career in the news-editorial or public relations fields, with opportunities in such related areas as magazines, advertising, visual journalism, online journalism, and marketing, should enjoy this innovative, flexible program.

The Journalism major combines Journalism elective courses, the student’s choice of a variety of courses from other university departments, plus internships that provide on-the-job experience.

The IUP Journalism major is flexible for the individual student, who decides, with an advisor, what directions his or her education will take for a mass communications career.

Dean’s List

Undergraduate students receive recognition on the Dean’s List for each semester (or summer sessions cumulatively) in which they earn at least a 3.25 grade-point average based on at least 12 semester hours of graded (not pass/fail) coursework.

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Hawks Talk

Meet Journalism student Natalie Mae Schaefer in this video interview.

December Commencement
What to expect on the day of Commencement on Saturday, December 13, and how to prepare and order your regalia.
Find out what’s happening with your classmates through the Journalism Department Newslitter, request that your name be added to the alumni listserv, and make plans now to attend the 2014 Homecoming.
Journalism Department Alumna Wins Pulitzer
Susan Snyder ’85 is a member of the investigative reporting team at the Philadelphia Inquirer, which won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Snyder, an education writer, reported and wrote some of the stories in the series on violence in the Philadelphia public schools.
Student Organizations
Many Journalism students are involved in the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA—formerly Lasting Impressions), the Society of Professional Journalists, the HawkEye, and the Penn
  • Journalism Department
  • Davis Hall, Room 434
    570 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4411
  • Fax: 724-357-7845
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.