For the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Journalism

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:

Core Curriculum16
JOUR 200Introduction to Journalism3
JOUR 210Newsgathering Across Platforms4
JOUR 215Multimedia Reporting4
JOUR 311Media Law3
One of the following courses:3
History of American Journalism
Great Books of Journalism
Four of the following courses:16
Adv Public Affairs Reporting
News Editing
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 Media, including any course not chosen to fill a requirement listed above:12-13
Total Hours in the College of Media51-52
Courses Outside the College of Media72-73
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 above
Minor or Specialization
Recognized minor or one 18-hour specialization or two 9-hour specializations, approved by advisor, 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.
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.
Minimum total hours required for graduation124