Journalism, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Journalism

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for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Journalism

General requirements: To graduate from the journalism curriculum, a student must meet all general University and College requirements for the degree and must complete the following courses, all of which must be taken for a traditional letter grade:

Required Major Courses39
JOUR 200Introduction to Journalism3
JOUR 210Newsgathering Across Platforms4
JOUR 215Multimedia Reporting4
JOUR 250Journalism Ethics & Diversity3
JOUR 311Media Law3
One of the following courses:3
History of American Journalism
Great Books of Journalism
Four of the following courses:16
News Editing
Adv Public Affairs Reporting
Audio Journalism
Video Reporting & Storytelling
Multimedia Editing and Design
Video Storytelling 2-Producing
One of the following courses:3
Media and Public Opinion
Research Methods in Journalism
Electives within the College of Media12-13
(including any course not chosen to fill a requirement listed above)
Total Hours in the College of Media51-52
Courses outside the College of Media
CS 105Intro Computing: Non-Tech3
ECON 102Microeconomic Principles3
ECON 103Macroeconomic Principles3
PSYC 100Intro Psych4
RHET 105Writing and Research (or Comp. I equivalent)4
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology4
STAT 100Statistics3
Campus General Education requirements not met by classes listed above12
Minor or Specialization18
Recognized minor or one 18-hour specialization or two 9- hour specializations, approved by adviser, from outside College of Media and Department of Communication. May include hours listed above. Students may choose to complete a Public Relations minor in addition to the non-Media minor or specialization
Total Hours Outside the College of Media72-73
Advanced Hours Requirement
At least 20 hours in courses numbered 200 or above. These courses must be outside and not cross-listed with the College of Media. Nine of the 20 hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
Please note: Courses used to fulfill University General Education requirements or to fulfill requirements for a minor may count toward these requirements. Courses used to fulfill the College of Media's advanced outside hours requirement may also count toward these requirements.
Miniumum Total Hours required for graduation124