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  Dec 17, 2017
 
2015-2016 University Catalog archived

Journalism major leading to BA degree


A major in journalism leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 46 credits, including at least 31 credits in journalism and mass communications and at least 72 credits outside the department.

Courses required for the major: JOUR 101, 190, 201, 202, 258, 301, 344, 356, POL 203,and at least two credits of internship (JOUR 451-452), and completion of one of the following sequences:

  1. Journalism
    1. One course chosen from JOUR 280, 297, 320, 371, 372
    2. Either JOUR 351 or 362
    3. Completion of a minor other than mass communications or of four courses of at least three credits at the 200 level or above in another discipline.
  2. Business Journalism
    1. Additional required courses: ECON 101 and 102 (by the end of the sophomore year), ACCT 201, JOUR 371, 372 
    2. Either JOUR 351 or 362
    3. Four courses of at least three credits at the 200 level or above in accounting, business administration, or economics, including one course from each of the following areas:
      Area I, Applied Microeconomics: ECON 230, 243, 250, 255
      Area II, International: BUS 305, 357, 390; ECON 270, 271, 272, 274, 280, 288, 356

Completion of one of the following sequences:


1. Journalism


c. Completion of a minor other than mass communications or of four courses of at least three credits at the 200 level or above in another discipline.


2. Business Journalism


c. Four courses of at least three credits at the 200 level or above in:


  • accounting
  • business administration
    or
  • economics