By now, you know that a journalism or communication degree can open the door to a vibrant and exciting future and a wide range of career opportunities. The question you are probably facing now is: Why should I attend Troy University and the Hall School of Journalism and Communication?
Building your career in the dynamic world of journalism and communication takes knowledge, skill, experience and confidence. These are the strengths and directions of the Hall School of Journalism and Communication and they were recognized by the Radio-Television Digital News Association who named Troy University as having the 6th Best Journalism Program in the Country (December 2014).
As you explore this website, you will learn about our degrees, programs, facilities and faculty. You will also see how these come together to help you will gain the knowledge and confidence needed to succeed in life. But the Hall School of Journalism and Communication goes beyond the typical educational classroom experience to include hands-on activities designed to build skills and experience.
Many schools talk about their hands-on curriculum. At Troy, we will show you how our innovative curriculum connects the academics of our program with the real world. For example:
- Our broadcast students air three live, award-winning 30-minute news programs every class day on TROY TrojanVision.
- Our multimedia students publish the award-winning student newspaper, The Tropolitan.
- Our public relations students pick a client and build a complete PR campaign for that client every year.
- Our advertising students build ad campaigns that help them get jobs after graduation.
- All Hall School of Journalism and Communication students learn how to create and work with digital and social media.
- All Hall School of Journalism and Communication students are required to complete an internship.
We know that journalism and communication students must learn how to think critically, write clearly and express ideas, along with acquiring the skills and experience needed to succeed. They must also learn to meet problems head-on and to use their newly acquired skills to find creative solutions. To help in this process, the school's faculty members and professional staff serve as professors, mentors and coaches in the process. We also play the role of cheerleader as we encourage you to grow and mature as journalists and communicators.
Your classmates will include students from around the world. Their diversity and views will enrich your life, expand your view of the world and help you understand the growing importance of global communications. Troy also offers a growing number of study abroad opportunities allowing students to work on their college degrees while traveling around the world.
Journalism and communication fields are competitive. In order to succeed, you need a strong education and real skills from a school with an outstanding reputation in the industries it serves. As you compare schools, you will find that Hall School of Journalism and Communication graduates can be found in newsrooms, agencies, firms and corporations across the nation and around the world. Some of those graduates have even returned to become Hall School faculty and staff members who teach and mentor current students.
You are embarking on and exciting and remarkable journey toward your future. If you want to learn the skills, both cognitive and real-world, and are ready to launch your career in journalism and communications, schedule a visit to Troy University's Hall School of Journalism and Communication, the hallmark of excellence in communication education.
We look forward to showing you how Troy's strengths can work for you.