Journalism - Print

Bachelor's Degree  | Russellville Campus | In-Person or Blended

The print emphasis of ATU's Journalism Program allows students the opportunity to learn and hone their skills in writing and editing, in preparation for a career with news organizations. Course work begins with entry-level, multi-platform writing and culminates with advanced reporting.

HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • News Reporting class, where students have weekly assignments intended for publication in The Arka Tech, the university's student newspaper.
  • Staff positions on the newspaper, outside of their course work.
  • Students in the print practicum courses also help provide content for the newspaper.


  • Interviewing and research skills
  • Multi-platform writing
  • Time management and meeting deadlines
  • Working as a member of a team

About This Degree


Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

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You could work as a(n):

  • Copywriter
  • Graphic designer
  • News editor
  • News reporter
  • Photographer

Alumni of our program work at:

  • ArcBest
  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce
  • The Courier (Russellville)


View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Law school
  • Master of arts in Multi-Media Journalism
  • Master's degree in a journalism-related field

Point of Pride

The Arka Tech student newspaper is a consistent award winner in competition through the Southeast Journalism Conference and the Arkansas College Media Association.



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