Child, Youth and Family Studies/Journalism and Mass Communications prepares students for an exciting profession in broadcasting, advertising or news editing. This option combines a background in family science with skills in writing, speaking and/or designing publications or advertising. This is a joint program between CYAF and the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Career opportunities include positions such as Advertising Coordinator, Newspaper Reporting/Editing, Magazine Reporting/Editing, International-Director of Program Funding, Communications firm representative, Freelance reporter/writer and Broadcaster.
Internships are a required component of every program and are set up with agencies or businesses that can use a student's journalism talent. We have strong advising which helps students with their academic program and potential careers, and are also the only program in the state accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). Students can also participate in a nationally recognized professional organization, the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), and have opportunities to attend local, state, and national meetings of the organization.