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Earn Your Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication

When students graduate from OBU with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication (JMAS), they will understand the history of mass communication, the theories of mediated communication, and ethical and legal issues. They will also learn how to write across platforms, complete basic photography and videography projects, and participate in co-curricular, student-produced media.

JMAS students may choose an emphasis in either journalism or film and media. Journalism students will learn news writing, feature writing, editorial writing, online writing/publication, layout/design, photography and editing, as well as interviewing and marketing skills. Film and media students will gain hands-on training in audio/video, multimedia production, post production, editing, church media and visual storytelling. Students in both emphasis areas will be able to take advantage of an active internship program, opportunities to contribute to exciting, professional student productions, and use of comprehensive audio/video production facilities.

Program Options

Program Options Degree Plan
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Journalism and Mass Communication: Journalism Emphasis PDF
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Journalism and Mass Communication: Film and Media Emphasis PDF
Minor in Media  PDF
Minor in Journalism PDF

Engaging in the World Through Journalism

As a broadcast journalist, alumna Olivianna Calmes is a storyteller who seeks to love people and give them a voice.

Read Olivianna's Story

Olivianna Calmes

What makes an OBU JMAS degree special?

Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication become academically engaged in the field while learning real-world skills to create a professional portfolio and successfully enter their chosen career.

Journalism students will be involved in The Bison, OBU's weekly student newspaper, the Yahnseh, OBU’s annual yearbook, and/or OBU-TV, OBU's weekly, online newscast. All student media productions have won numerous awards for comprehensive, quality news. Most recently, our reporters have won Oklahoma Press Association awards, as well as regional and national awards with the Society of Professional Journalism.

Film and media students will be engaged immediately in producing high quality works in news, sports, variety, documentary, and/or church media. Since projects are student-produced, film and media students are guaranteed hands-on training both on- and off- camera as well as in the editing booth, working within a creative atmosphere, using varied and comprehensive equipment, and collaborating with a friendly and experienced staff. 

What are OBU grads doing with their JMAS degrees?

Our graduates have gone on to work for:


Learn more about our Communication Arts faculty.

This program is offered through Communication Arts in the Warren M. Angell School of Visual and Performing Arts.

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