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Salary and Career Info

Journalism BS

In RIT’s journalism bachelor's, you’ll interview thoroughly, investigate methodically, write masterfully, edit effectively, report fearlessly, and publish innovatively–all in service to social change.

Program skills

Students are skilled in information gathering, interviewing, storytelling, news writing, E-journalism, and news editing. They are experienced writers, capable of writing news articles, news releases, newsletters, and feature articles. Students have the capabilities of designing layouts for print, online media and writing and producing content for dissemination on multimedia platforms.

Program job titles

Photojournalist; General Assignment Reporter; News Editor; Social Media Planner; Features Writer; Digital-Content Producer; News Producer; Marketing Director; Online News Director


Program significant points

Students are experienced in digital photography, website development, basic HTML and CSS coding, and digital entrepreneurship or building a web-based business.

Select program hiring partners

McDougall Communications; WROC/TV Channel 8; Sutherland Global Services; Wegmans Food Markets; Romeo Hunte


Outcome Rates for Journalism BS

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 50.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 50.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries.

Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. A liberal arts co-op provides hands-on experience that enables you to apply your knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between course work and real-world applications.

Students in the journalism degree are required to complete one semester of a cooperative education or internship experience.