The Department of Journalism at UW Oshkosh is one of only three accredited journalism programs in Wisconsin. The Department of Journalism has been accredited through the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications since 1978.
To maintain its status as an accredited program, the department is subject to review by the accreditation council every six years. The department must maintain 12 rigorous standards set by the council. This ensures that students in the program enjoy a high level of individual attention in a professional setting. Graduating from an accredited program gives students in the UW Oshkosh journalism program an immediate advantage in the job hunt.
The journalism program offers an emphasis on writing and editing. Students with career aspirations in reporting, magazine writing and freelance writing should enroll in this emphasis.
Students interested in working in the advertising field should enroll in the advertising emphasis offered by the journalism department.
Visual Journalism Emphasis
The journalism department offers a focus on visual journalism for students interested in photography and visual journalism. In this emphasis students learn about class photography principles as well as cutting edge technology.
Media Studies Emphasis
Student with career objectives in management and research in journalism can choose this emphasis.
The Journalism Department offers two minors: Liberal Arts and Secondary Education.