B.S. in Journalism and Emerging Media

Whether you are navigating the media-rich culture as a critical thinker, learning to write and produce news and feature stories as a journalist or are gaining hands-on experience in digital video and audio as a social media expert, Kennesaw State's Journalism and Emerging Media degree offers endless possibilities.

Learn the latest industry trends from faculty members who are award-winning professionals, including reporters, editors and international correspondents at the Associated Press, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, CNN, NPR, commercial radio stations and various newspapers.

The Journalism and Emerging Media major offers a professionally-focused, marketplace-relevant, and theoretically-rigorous program. It includes courses in news writing, media law, digital media production, sports reporting, investigative reporting, and community-based capstone experience. It encourages students to enroll in a for-credit internship.


To be eligible to apply to a major in Journalism and Emerging Media, students must meet the following criteria:

* Meet the School of Communication & Media (SOCM) Sophomore GPA Requirement. This Sophomore GPA requirement consists of combined adjusted 2.75 GPA in the following five courses:

  • COMM 1110
  • COMM 2020
  • COMM 2033
  • COMM 2135
  • COMM 2240

* Pass the SOCM Entrance Exam with a score of 78% or higher. Students who fail to pass the grammar test in three attempts must pursue majors in other departments. PLEASE NOTE: The entrance exam requirement is temporarily waived and will continue to be waived throughout the 2022-2023 academic year, effective until the end of July 2023.

*All communication majors must earn a grade of “C” or better in all communication courses counted toward their degree.

For more information on specific classes, see our Journalism and Emerging Media degree information in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.