Top Universities for a Broadcast Journalism Major

Individuals earning a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism learn both behind-the-scenes and on-camera skills, such as producing and covering news stories. Two top universities for broadcast journalism majors are the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign and University of Miami in Florida.

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Top-Ranking Broadcast Journalism Universities

1. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

This school, which has educated and employed Emmy Award and Pulitzer Prize recipients, was ranked among the top 50 universities in the nation for 2010 by U.S. News and World Report. The university has been around for close to 150 years, and the College of Media, which houses the Department of Journalism, has been teaching students for over 75 of those years. It offers a Bachelor of Science in Journalism with a concentration in broadcast journalism. Students majoring in broadcast journalism take classes in U.S. journalism history, reporting and news writing. In addition, they assist with the production of college-run AM and FM radio stations as well as public television broadcasting.

Contact Information

  • Address: 601 E. John St., Champaign, IL 61820
  • Phone Number: (217) 333-1000

2. University of Miami in Florida

Named as a 2010 'Best Southeastern College' by the Princeton Review, this top university offers over 150 programs of study at five campuses. It also placed among the top 50 national universities on the 2010 U.S. News and World Report rankings. Students interested in broadcast journalism can earn a Bachelor of Science in Communications with a major in broadcast journalism. Students take foundational courses in history, politics and economics before pursuing more focused studies in communication laws, journalistic writing, audience metrics analysis and newscasting. Through the school's TV and radio stations, broadcast journalism majors can learn about studio directing, producing, post-production editing and reporting.

Contact Information

  • Address: University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124
  • Phone Number: (305) 284-2211

List of 20 Good Broadcast Journalism Universities in the U.S.

College/Institution Name Student Population Address Phone Number
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign 42,858 601 E. John St., Champaign, IL 61820 (217) 333-1000
Temple University 35,343 1801 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19122 (215) 204-7000
University of North Texas 34,795 Chestnut Ave., Denton, TX 76203 (940) 565-2000
University of Georgia 34,116 Athens, GA 30602 (706) 542-3000
University of Southern California 33,747 University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089 (213) 740-2311
East Carolina University 27,666 E. 5th S., Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 328-6131
University of South Carolina - Columbia 27,500 Columbia, SC 29208 (803) 777-7000
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus 26,201 660 Parrington Oval, Norman, OK 73019 (405) 325-0311
University of Nebraska - Lincoln 23,573 14th and R Sts., Lincoln, NE 68588 (402) 472-7211
Ohio University - Main Campus 20,927 Athens, OH 45701 (740) 593-1000
University of Miami 15,323 Coral Gables, FL 33124 (305) 284-2211
Hofstra University 12,253 100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549 (516) 463-6600
University of Maine 12,114 Orono, ME 04469 (207) 581-1110
Marquette University 11,633 615 N. 11th St., Milwaukee, WI 53233 (414) 288-7710
Howard University 10,696 2400 Sixth St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20059 (202) 806-6100
Duquesne University 10,106 Administration Bldg., 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15282 (412) 396-6000
Texas Christian University 8,696 2800 S. University Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76129 (817) 257-7000
Suffolk University 7,783 8 Ashburton Pl., Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 2108 (617) 573-8000
Harding University 6,457 915 E. Market Ave., Searcy, AR 72143 (501) 279-4000
Chapman University 6,131 One University Dr., Orange, CA 92866 (714) 997-6815
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  • School locations:
    • Georgia (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at University of Georgia include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Communications and Journalism
      • Communication Studies
      • Communication Technology
      • Comparative Language Studies and Services
      • English Composition
      • English Language and Literature
      • Foreign Language and Literature
      • Journalism
        • Broadcast Journalism
        • Print, Broadcast and Electronic Journalism
      • Public Relations and Advertising
  • School locations:
    • Florida (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at University of Miami include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Non-Degree: Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Communications and Journalism
      • Communication Studies
      • Digital, Radio, and Television Communication
      • English Composition
      • English Language and Literature
      • Foreign Language and Literature
      • Journalism
        • Broadcast Journalism
      • Public Relations and Advertising
  • School locations:
    • Wisconsin (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at Marquette University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: First Professional Certificate, Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Communications and Journalism
      • Communication Studies
      • English Composition
      • English Language and Literature
      • Foreign Language and Literature
      • Journalism
        • Broadcast Journalism
      • Public Relations and Advertising
  • School locations:
    • Pennsylvania (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at Temple University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: First Professional Certificate, Post Master's Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Communications and Journalism
      • Communication Studies
      • Comparative Language Studies and Services
      • Digital, Radio, and Television Communication
      • English Composition
      • English Language and Literature
      • Foreign Language and Literature
      • Journalism
        • Broadcast Journalism
      • Public Relations and Advertising
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    • Columbia (D.C.) (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at Howard University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Non-Degree: Diploma
      • Post Degree Certificate: Post Master's Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Communications and Journalism
      • Communication Studies
      • Digital, Radio, and Television Communication
      • English Language and Literature
      • Foreign Language and Literature
      • Journalism
        • Broadcast Journalism

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