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 full curriculum worksheet (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.