The Missouri bachelor’s degree in journalism is recognized worldwide. You won’t pretend to be a journalist while you’re in school. You’ll be a journalist. Whether your interest is sports, business, environment, science, investigative, entertainment, documentary or something else, a Missouri Journalism degree will help you tell the stories you want to tell today.

Missouri Journalism students dive into their careers early and head-first, staffing six professional newsrooms – NBC affiliate KOMU-TV, NPR station KBIA-FM, digital-first community newspaper The Columbia Missourian, city magazine Vox, Missouri Business Alert, Global Journalist – while still in school.

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Start your career by your senior year.

Want to graduate with a year’s worth of relevant experience already on your resume? Of course you do. In our newsrooms, you’ll gain hands-on experience as you:

  • Cover SEC sporting events for television, radio or print.
  • Write or edit articles for a multi-platform, community newspaper, The Columbia Missourian, or monthly magazine, Vox.
  • Report live from an event for our NBC-affiliated TV station KOMU.
  • Create podcasts or report the news for our NPR-affiliated radio station KBIA-FM.
  • Cover breaking news using social media.
  • Put together multimedia packages.
  • Meet deadlines in a fast-paced media environment.

The J-School offers extensive opportunities not only to study journalism but also practice it. That’s what we call the Missouri Method. Take one step in our newsrooms and you’ll see this isn’t your typical college newspaper, radio station or the campus TV channel.

When competing for jobs, our students are able to show – not just tell – employers that they are qualified and can exceed expectations.

Career options: the possibilities are endless!

Journalism students find successful careers in a range of disciplines with one factor in common: storytelling. Mizzou graduates can be found in newsrooms across the country and working for companies in a variety of disciplines including CNN, The Denver Post, ESPN, Facebook, Google,, NASA, NBC, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, The St. Louis Post Dispatch, Time, The Washington Post, and much more.

For more information on classes, please visit the University of Missouri’s Registrar page.

Journalism course descriptions

For more information on degree requirements, please visit the University of Missouri’s Registrar page.

BJ in Journalism degree requirements