Concentration in Environment, Science and Health

The Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at MSU’s School of Journalism teaches graduate and undergraduate students and professional journalists to better report on the environment.

The hands-on environmental journalism program provides students the opportunity to report with text, video, photography, graphics and audio on two professional international news services – Great Lakes Echo and The Food Fix.

Graduate students assist faculty in providing leading U.S. and international research on how media reports on the environment.

The Knight Center puts on workshops in the U.S. and overseas to help professional journalists, scientists and researchers better explain environmental challenges to the public.

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Students would complete 12 credits for the Environment, Science and Health Concentration from the following options:

  • JRN 372 (3 credits) Environment, Science & Health Special Topics
  • JRN 472 (3 credits) Environment, Science & Health Reporting

Choose six additional credits from the following course options:

  • JRN 372 (3 credits) can be taken 3 times with a different topic
  • JRN 472 (3 credits) can be taken 3 times with a different topic
  • JRN 485 (6 credits) Environmental Communication Education Abroad
  • JRN 492 (3 credits) special topics, if applicable and with advisor approval
  • 300 level (3 credit) or above environment-relevant non-JRN course with advisor approval

Questions about this focus area? Schedule an appointment with your advisor.