The journalism program offers an emphasis on writing and editing. Students with career aspirations in reporting, magazine writing and freelance writing should enroll in this emphasis.
“The well-rounded curriculum gave me the opportunity to take courses in a wide variety of disciplines and tested my versatility...an important advantage in this ever-evolving media job market.”
-Melissa Johnson, freelance editor at Fitness Magazine in New York
Please view the curriculum worksheet for majors (pdf) for information on courses by emphasis. Students enrolled between Fall, 2011 through Spring, 2015, see the worksheet located here for requirements: majors (pdf).
Courses in the writing/editing emphasis are:
- Advanced Reporting
- Feature Writing
- Interpretive Writing
- Magazine Editing
Students are encouraged to pursue a minor or second major that fits in with their specific career goals. There are several student organizations at UW Oshkosh that cater to the writing/editing student.
The campus chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists offers meetings and projects that allow students to learn from professionals in the field. Writing/editing majors also write for the Advance-Titan, the award winning weekly student newspaper at UW Oshkosh.
Graduates from the writing/editing emphasis have found employment in newspapers, magazines, broadcast stations and government agencies.