The Journalism Concentration
The Journalism concentration at Lyon College develops the thinking, writing, and editing skills needed for professional writing careers in business and journalism. The concentration prepares students to join corporate editing and writing staffs, as well as the editing and reporting staffs of newspapers and magazines. Students following the Journalism concentration choose majors appropriate to their intellectual and professional interests. Some might select an English major, for example, to focus on critical verbal skills, while others might select political science to develop understanding of political events important to news and editorial writing.
Still others might select Spanish, art, or economics. Students in the Journalism concentration are free to select whatever major suits their individual interests and needs. Lyon College graduates with courses from the Journalism concentration have been particularly successful after joining the reporting staffs of daily newspapers and the writing and editing staffs of professional organizations. Some of them have moved easily into marketing positions. Their success has stemmed from their ability to think critically, to write clearly, to solve problems, and to lead. And these strengths have grown from their combination of a liberal arts major with courses from Lyon College’s Journalism concentration.