The UP-CMC Journalism Program currently offers three academic degrees: BA Journalism, MA Journalism and MA Media Studies, major in Journalism.
The Journalism program, the oldest in the college, gives students a strong grounding in the arts and sciences and equips them with skills currently required by the profession. Students are trained to be socially responsible and critical professionals – aware of the power and the responsibilities of the press, committed to defend press freedom, and living up to the highest professional and ethical standards.
The Department of Journalism has pioneered several journalism courses such as Journalism Ethics, Environmental Reporting, Business Reporting, Online Journalism, and Investigative Journalism. Its curriculum, comparable to many journalism programs abroad, is used as a pattern by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in its design for journalism programs. CHED named the Department a Center of Excellence in Journalism for the 1999-2000 and March 2013-May 2014 terms.
MA Media Studies in Journalism
The MA Journalism program aims to advance the knowledge and skills of practicing journalists in the light of new technologies and complexities in the field. It also offers speciailized reporting courses, such as Science Reporting and Investigative Reporting.
The MA Media Studies program aims to advance Journalism studies and develop the teaching of Journalism.