The Journalism program, the oldest in the college, gives students a strong grounding in the arts and sciences and equips them with the skills currently required by the profession.
Over time, the Journalism curriculum has undergone many changes, with some courses being abolished and others being introduced or integrated with the aim of keeping up with the technology and the needs of the industry. However the basic philosophy behind the program has remained intact. Students are trained to be socially responsible and critical professionals -- aware of the power and responsibilities of the press, committed to defend press freedom, and living up to the highest professional and ethical standards.
The Department has pioneered several journalism courses like Journalism Ethics, Environmental Reporting, Business Reporting, and Online Journalism. Its curriculum, comparable to many journalism programs abroad is used as a pattern bu the Commission on Higher Education in its design for journalism programs. The Department offers a limited number of scholarships to top students in financial need.
The Commission on Higher Education has named the Department a Center of Excellence in Journalism.