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Broadcast Journalism

Do you dream about covering the biggest stories? Do you want to cover the White House or the NFL or the latest film preview? We can get you there, live and in front of the camera, telling the stories that make a difference across the world and down the street.


Turn on any major network news channel and you'll see our graduates at work. ESPN, CNN, FOX, NBC, BET, CBS, ABC — it's an alphabet soup that spells out success. Flip on the television in New York, Philadelphia, Hong Kong, Charlotte, Atlanta, Amsterdam, Denver, Tampa and other major cities — we're there too. You'll also be part of a powerful network that includes colleagues at National Geographic, the Harlem Globetrotters, NFL films and almost every television station in the southeast.

Capstone Experience

As a senior, you'll cap off your school career on the team that produces a daily live television newscast airing on campus and local cable stations. You can stream the broadcasts from our Livestream channel.  And you can see their work on the Carolina News and Reporter website.


Want to see what it's like to work in the big leagues? We'll help you. We find you internships in major television markets, with professional sports teams or even in your home town, if that's what you are dreaming of.  And these are just some of the many opportunities for our students.


As a student, you'll learn to report and narrate stories, shoot and produce video and practice play-by-play and public speaking. While you're still in school, you'll get to work at big news events as part of your class schedule, like the students who got a front row seat to history during the 2016 primary campaigns. Learn more about the classes you will take as a broadcast journalism student in the university's academic bulletin.

Advanced Study

As a broadcast journalism student, you also have an opportunity to gain a solid foundation for graduate study. Further your writing and reporting skills and understanding of advanced communication techniques with graduate-level courses through our Accelerated Master of Mass Communication program. Select from strategic communications management or multimedia journalism, and you can complete two degrees in as little as five years.


You’ll study with real pros like Rick Peterson, a TV veteran who still works for NBC News Channel on weekends and in his spare time. And Charles Bierbauer, longtime award-winning CNN correspondent who is quick to share his expertise, love of good stories and guidance on how to succeed in journalism and life.

The Next Step

When you schedule a visit to USC, be sure to tell the Visitor Center that you want to visit us in our new building. Group visits to the School of Journalism and Mass Communications are on Monday and Friday at 9:30 a.m.

Apply today to become a Gamecock.