With a focus on ethics, social responsibility and theory, students learn how to report, present and interpret news in today’s environment as well as understand news production and related issues. In addition to required coursework, students work directly with advisors and faculty to select a general or focused area of study such as effective news practices, science reporting, visual communication and media influences and criticism. Graduates of the Master of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies move into various careers, including news media and teaching.
Founded in 1894, the University of Tulsa is a private institution historically affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. With 61 undergraduate programs and an average class size of 23, TU provides a highly personalized yet diverse education for all students. The Bachelor of Science of Information Technology offered by Tulsa’s College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and Tandy School of Computer Science includes basic computer science courses during the first two years, instilling essential skills such as programming, data structures, and computing ethics. The final two years of the degree program include primarily courses in mathematics and statistics, economics, a STEM or business option, and electives. Students often choose to minor or double major in another area within the Tandy School, such as Computer Simulation and Gaming or Computer Science. Some general education courses are also included in the BSIT’s 124 total required credit hours. BSIT students can choose to be involved in programs like Cyber Corps, the Institute for Information Security, and Make a Difference Engineering. Undergraduate IT students are also afforded the opportunity to engage in research alongside TU professors, who hold the highest possible degree in their fields. Graduates of the program are prepared to continue in professional growth and make significant contributions to the field.