Undergraduate Studies
Undergraduate Studies
Journalism and Writing

Journalism and Writing

Studying journalism and writing opens doors to a range of careers where creativity, communication, and research skills are invaluable, including broadcast journalist, magazine editor, social media manager, and advertising executive.


Students with a passion for writing and storytelling may consider pursing a degree in journalism and writing from Eastern Nazarene College. The Journalism and Writing Program at Eastern Nazarene College is designed to help students gain the skills and knowledge they need to parlay their passion for the written word into a rewarding career. From print journalism to creative writing, students learn how to communicate and present stories effectively and creatively, including instruction in editing, publishing, and layout/design.

Students have the opportunity to tailor the degree program to fit their specific interests and career goals through a variety of course offerings, including Introduction to Creative Writing, Feature Writing and Beat Reporting, Poetry, Editing and Publishing, Persuasion and Argumentation, Writing for Stage and Screen, and Promotional Writing. Small classes present opportunities for personalized attention from professors, engaged classroom discussions with peers, and involvement in faculty-led research. In addition, students study in a faith-based community, where they are encouraged to reflect on ethical and social justice issues in a supportive academic environment.

Career Paths

The proximity of Boston to the Eastern Nazarene College campus provides students with many internship and employment opportunities in communications. Many students seek employment in a wide range of industries upon graduation while others apply to graduate programs to concentrate on a specific area of communications.

Journalism and Writing Requirements (BA)
  • Fulfill General Degree Requirements 
  • Fulfill General Education requirements – 44 credits 
  • Fulfill all Journalism and Writing Major requirements 

Journalism and Writing Core Requirements, minimum grade C-, 28 credits 

  • JW150 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 
  • JW205 Introduction to Print Journalism 3 
  • JW215 Writing Across News Media 3 
  • JW315 Feature Writing and Beat Reporting 3 
  • TJ120 Voice and Speech 3 
  • CO210 Introduction to Applied Linguistics 3 
  • CO410 Persuasion and Argumentation 3 
  • JW488 Internship 3 
  • JW491 Senior Seminar for the Journalism and Writing Major 3 
  • JW491L Senior Writing Lab 1 

Editing and Publishing Requirement (choose two), minimum grade C-, 3 credits 

  • JW295 Editing and Publishing 1.5 
  • JW395 Editing and Publishing 1.5 
  • JW495 Editing and Publishing 1.5 

Genre Requirement (choose two), minimum grade C-, 6 credits 

  • JW312 Poetry Writing 3 
  • JW317 Writing Autobiography 3 
  • JW394 International Short, Short Story 3 

Special Topics (choose two), minimum grade C-, 6 credits 

  • JW362 Writing for Stage and Screen 3 
  • CO325 Promotional Writing 3 
  • CO450 Storytelling Across the Media 3 

Design Requirement (choose one), minimum grade C-, 3 credits 

  • CO250 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 
  • JW281 Introduction to Digital Photography 3 
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Tara Brooke Watkins

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Why students love Journalism and Writing

Editing and Publishing is a course that collaborates with Veritas, the student-run newspaper. I have grown a lot through my experience writing for Veritas due to the mentoring provided by student editors. Eventually, I worked my way up to become managing editor of the paper. This experience allowed me to develop a professional portfolio of my work that will be invaluable when I graduate.​”

Autumn Duncan '20
Hometown: Hudson, Ohio

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