Journalism Undergraduate Program

Bachelor's Degree in
Journalism

Journalists play a vital role in a democracy. They hold leaders accountable, advocate for justice, and help the public make informed decisions about our changing world.

A student takes photos at Hayward Field

Bachelor's Degree in
Journalism

Journalists play a vital role in a democracy. They hold leaders accountable, advocate for justice, and help the public make informed decisions about our changing world.

Tell Stories with Public Impact with a Journalism Degree

Learn how to tell stories that inform and inspire from award-winning journalists. As a journalism undergraduate at the SOJC, you’ll get access to state-of-the-art gear in our broadcast, photo, and podcast studios as well as our social and immersive media labs. You’ll build the storytelling skills employers look for while mastering the emerging tools of our evolving media landscape, from solutions and community journalism to augmented and virtual reality. And you’ll join the legions of journalists protecting democracy by telling true, impactful stories that serve the public good.

Tell Stories with Public Impact with a Journalism Degree

Learn how to tell stories that inform and inspire from award-winning journalists. As a journalism undergraduate at the SOJC, you’ll get access to state-of-the-art gear in our broadcast, photo, and podcast studios as well as our social and immersive media labs. You’ll build the storytelling skills employers look for while mastering the emerging tools of our evolving media landscape, from solutions and community journalism to augmented and virtual reality. And you’ll join the legions of journalists protecting democracy by telling true, impactful stories that serve the public good.

Alexis Weisend reports from the field wearing yellow fire gear
a student journalist holds a camera up at a community parade
a student works as a producer at a news station

Take flight with a Journalism Bachelor's Degree

Take flight 
with a Journalism Bachelor’s Degree

Our J-grads build crossfunctional and transferable skills that can translate to a career in any medium, from digital and multimedia storytelling to documentary filmmaking. They also graduate with an entrepreneurial mindset that allows them to evolve with the industry, with many potential paths to success.

700+
Students in journalism program
15
Pulitzer Prizes Won by Faculty and Alumni
8+
UO Student Publications and Media Outlets

Journalism Program News

Journalism alum Bonnie Shelton explains how SOJC faculty helped prepare her for her job overseeing all communications for the City of Boise’s 96 parks and 210 miles of trails.
Journalism instructor and Eugene Weekly editor Camilla Mortensen discusses the paper’s collaboration with the SOJC’s Catalyst Journalism Project on OPB’s “Think Out Loud.”
In fewer than two years after graduation, PR and journalism alum Carly Ebisuya ’21 landed her dream job as director of PR for the WNBA team the Chicago Sky. Find out how the SOJC helped her get there.

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Journalism Program News

Journalism alum Bonnie Shelton explains how SOJC faculty helped prepare her for her job overseeing all communications for the City of Boise’s 96 parks and 210 miles of trails.

More News  »

Hands-On Learning, Real-World Experience

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Lori Shontz teaches a class at the SOJC

Lori Shontz  
Professor of Practice in Journalism

Punishing hours, rigorous deadlines, and reporting in the sweltering heat can push journalism student outside their comfort zones. But as their revered mentor, Lori Shontz has built the trust to bring out their best, whether they’re covering global sporting events, or honing their skills in courses like Reporting I or Journalism and Democracy.

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Meet Our Faculty

Lori Shontz 
Professor of Practice in Journalism

Punishing hours, rigorous deadlines, and reporting in the sweltering heat can push journalism student outside their comfort zones. But as their revered mentor, Lori Shontz has built the trust to bring out their best, whether they’re covering global sporting events, or honing their skills in courses like Reporting I or Journalism and Democracy.

View All Journalism Faculty →