Documentary Journalism

at Minnesota State University Moorhead

Program Details

  • Award: Bachelor of Science
  • Credits: 120
  • Delivery: Face-to-face

About this Program

The major in Documentary Journalism balances the breadth of the liberal arts and sciences curriculum with the depth of a professional curriculum in documentary journalism, along with a choice of unrestricted electives to provide a well-rounded educational experience. Majors must complete 120 credits with a minimum of 40 credits at the 300-400 levels. Majors will complete a minimum of 42 credits in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum, 48 credits in the documentary journalism program, and the remaining credits will be available as unrestricted electives. Internships, while not formally required, are strongly encouraged to gain additional insight into the journalism profession.

The goals of the documentary journalism curriculum are to prepare a graduate for a career in the journalism profession; and to work on in-depth projects, including photo documentaries, television documentaries and online magazines.
Transfer and Tri-College University credits applied to the major must be approved in writing using MSUM&�s Course Substitution document, appear in an articulated agreement between MSUM and another university, or appear in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State University Moorhead 56563

Labor Market Information

  • Broadcast News Analysts
  • Median wage:$22.99/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • College Communications Teachers
  • Median wage:$60,869/year-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Reporters and Correspondents
  • Median wage:$16.58/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
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Minnesota State University Moorhead
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