FAQs

1. What is the mission of the Baylor Journalism, Public Relations and New Media department?
2. What is the number of full-time undergraduate journalism and mass communications students enrolled in the program during the 2019 fall semester?
3. What sequences are available to minors and majors?
4. What is the breakdown of full-time undergraduate journalism mass communications students enrolled in each sequence?
5. How many full-time faculty are in your department?
6. How many part-time faculty in your department?
7. How does your department’s enrollment numbers rank among Baylor’s A&S programs?
8. What is the maximum number of hours of journalism and mass communications that count toward the baccalaureate degree in journalism and mass communications?
9. What is the total number of hours required for the baccalaureate degree?




1. What is the mission of the Baylor Journalism, Public Relations and New Media department?
The mission of the department is to arm students in academic and state-of-the-art professional skills, including writing, editing and reporting in public relations; international communication; photojournalism and advertising.

2. What is the number of full-time undergraduate journalism and mass communications students enrolled in the program during the 2019 fall semester?
We have approximately 231 majors enrolled in our department.

3. What sequences are available to minors and majors?
We have four sequences:

  • News Editorial
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Photography/Videography

4. What is the breakdown of full-time undergraduate journalism mass communications students enrolled in each sequence?
Fall 2019
American Studies - 5
News Editorial - 37
Public Relations - 113
New Media - 56
Photojournalism - 1
Undecided Concentration - 23
(mostly first-time freshman)
Total - 230

5. How many full-time faculty are in your department?
We have 14 full-time faculty in our department

6. How many part-time faculty in your department?
We have ten part-time faculty in our department.

7. How does your department’s enrollment numbers rank among Baylor’s A&S programs?
Of the College of Arts & Science approximately 33 academic departments/programs, the journalism department is the fourth largest with 225 majors. We have an additional 68 minors and 10 secondary majors.

8. What is the maximum number of hours of journalism and mass communications that count toward the baccalaureate degree in journalism and mass communications?
The maximum number of hours is 33 hours for the journalism major (all sequences)

9. What is the total number of hours required for the baccalaureate degree?
Students must complete 124 total hours to graduate.

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