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Salary and Career Info

Journalism BS

In RIT’s journalism degree, you’ll interview thoroughly, investigate methodically, write masterfully, edit effectively, report fearlessly, and publish innovatively–all in service to social change.

Program skills

Students are skilled in information gathering, interviewing, storytelling, news writing, E-journalism, and news editing. They are experienced writers, capable of writing news articles, news releases, newsletters, and feature articles. Students have the capabilities of designing layouts for print, online media and writing and producing content for dissemination on multimedia platforms.

Program job titles reported

Photojournalist; General Assignment Reporter; News Editor; Social Media Planner; Features Writer; Digital-Content Producer; News Producer; Marketing Director; Online News Director


Program significant points

Students are experienced in digital photography, website development, basic HTML and CSS coding, and digital entrepreneurship or building a web-based business.

Select program hiring partners

Jori and June; Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES; McDougall Communications; Sutherland Global Services; WROC/TV Channel 8


Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success.

Students in the journalism degree are required to complete one semester of cooperative education or an internship experience.