Journalism (B.A.)

Admission Requirements

Incoming freshmen and transfer students can declare the major.

See the Communication department for application forms and additional information, including a list of equivalent core courses at community colleges. Transfer students from two-year schools may apply only core courses toward this major for a maximum of 12 credits. Students generally require four semesters of study after completing communication core courses.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours33-39
Journalism Major Requirements (42 credit hours)
Communication Core (12 credit hours)
COM 100MEDIA LITERACY3
COM 210INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA WRITING3
COM 215INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL COMMUNICATION3
SPC 205INTRODUCTION TO ORAL COMMUNICATION3
Major Requirements (21 credit hours )
COM 302PRINCIPLES OF JOURNALISM3
COM 303WRITING FOR PRINT AND ONLINE JOURNALISM3
COM 312BASIC MEDIA PRODUCTION3
COM 337ELECTRONIC NEWS PRODUCING3
COM 325FEATURE WRITING3
or COM 338 ELECTRONIC NEWS: REPORTING
COM 400COMMUNICATION LAW3
COM 405ONLINE NEWSROOM3
Senior Seminar (3 credit hours)
COM 450COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY3
Communication Electives (6 credit hours)
Select any two 300 or 400 level COM or SPC courses
All College Electives
36-48 credit hours36-48
Total Credit Hours120