Majors, Minors & Secondary Majors

""I am grateful for the hands-on experience that ''Lariat TV New'’ offers. The program has allowed me to grow as a journalist and to prepare for my post-graduation future in broadcast journalism. I am surrounded by a fun and driven team of people who are passionate about creating content and informing the Baylor and Waco community." - Kennedy Dendy, 2019 Broadcast Journalism Student


A major in Journalism, Public Relations and New Media allows students to explore a broad-based liberal arts degree, while also earning a skills and theory-based degree backed up with practical experience. Students have the option of concentrating their degree in News-Editorial, Public Relations, Advertising and Photography/Videography sequences. All students must complete a minor offered in another department of the College of Arts & Sciences or a concentration from a school outside of Arts & Sciences.


The department offers three choices for students majoring in other departments wishing to obtain a minor in journalism: the public relations minor, the photojournalism minor, advertising minor or the news editorial minor. Each consists of 18 semester hours. View requirements here.

Secondary Majors

A secondary major allows students to earn one bachelor's degree together with a secondary major associated with a different degree program without fulfilling all of the core requirements associated with that second degree.