Jul 05, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism, B.A.

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Admission and Degree Requirements

Strong writing skills are essential to student success in the division’s journalism curriculum and later in the profession of journalism. Students may enroll in journalism classes as first-year students. Those seeking permission to major or minor in the Division of Journalism must have completed 24 hours of study, which may include transfer hours. Students must also have taken DISC 1312  (or equivalent), JOUR 2103 , and JOUR 2302 , with a minimum combined GPA of 2.500 across these three courses, with no grade lower than C+ in any one of them. Students must declare the major or minor before taking JOUR 2312 . Students transferring from other universities must have completed equivalent courses and obtained the equivalent GPA in those courses before they can be considered a major candidate in the Division of Journalism. The Journalism Division has a focus on and commitment to diversity, recognizing the need for diversity in media and communications in the 21st century.

All journalism majors must declare and complete a second major or a minor of their choosing. The fashion media major does not meet this requirement. Required courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better to count for credit toward the major in journalism.

Requirements for the Degree (37 Credit Hours)

University-wide Requirements (Varies)

Journalism Electives (6 Credit Hours)

Selected from JOUR courses .

Capstone (3 Credit Hours)

Minor or Second Major and Free Electives

Hours vary as needed to meet University residency and degree requirements.

(Optional) Sports Journalism Concentration (40 Credit Hours)

The sports journalism concentration requires a total of 40 credit hours and requires a minor or second major outside the Journalism Division.

Students may concentrate in sports journalism by taking JOUR 2306 , substituting JOUR 4344  for the Advanced Writing requirement, and substituting six credit hours from the following for Journalism electives:

Total: 122 Credit Hours

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