About this Program

This concentration within the English program prepares students for a range of careers in journalism, public relations, media, and more. Students are encouraged to learn and utilize a wide variety of skills across multiple media. There are multiple media outlets where students can publish work, including the Mace & Crown, WODU, and HerCampus. Graduates will be prepared for numerous careers. The program culminates in a B.A. in English.

Program Highlights

  • Prepares students for a variety of careers in journalism, communications, and media

  • Offers multiple opportunities for student publication

  • Trains students in multiple media and modalities for content creation

  • Highlights skills from fundamentals through advanced digital productions

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Arts
Delivery Modes


Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Broadcast News Analysts

$88,250 Median Salary

Analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.

Reporters and Correspondents

$51,550 Median Salary

Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television.

Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

$75,640 Median Salary

Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Radio and Television Announcers

$47,630 Median Salary

Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.


What are the requirements to apply for Journalism at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Arts program in Journalism should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.


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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

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