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  Nov 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 University Catalog

Journalism major leading to BA degree


A major in journalism leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 53 credits, including at least 35 credits in journalism and mass communications, and at least 72 credits outside the department.

  1. 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)
  2. Diversity of Experience: Take one course chosen from the following: ECON 231, 232, 233; ENGL 262, 359, 361, 366; HIST 253, 260, 268; JOUR 266, 268; PHIL 235, 238, 242, 243, 244, 254; POV 101; SOAN 228, 268, 275, 280, or when appropriate, PSYC 296;
  3. Completion of one of the following sequences:

a. Journalism

i. One course chosen from JOUR 280, 371, 372, 395
ii. Either JOUR 220 or 341
iii. Either JOUR 351 or 362
iv. Completion of a minor other than mass communications or of four additional courses of at least three
credits at the 200 level or above in another discipline.

b. Business Journalism

i. Additional required courses: ACCT 201, JOUR 371, 372
ii. ECON 100 or both ECON 101 and 102 (by the end of the sophomore year),
iii. Either JOUR 351 or 362
iv. One additional course in economics at the 200 level or above
v. Three additional courses of at least three credits at the 200 level or above in accounting, business administration, or economics, including one course with an international focus selected from among the following: ACCT 371, 372; BUS 305, 330, 333, 335, 337, 357, 372, 390; ECON 233, 259, 270, 271, 280, 282, 288, 319, 356, and, when appropriate, ECON 295, ECON 395, or other courses with approval of the department head

3. Completion of one of the following sequences:


a. Journalism


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


b. Business Journalism


iv. One additional course in economics at the 200 level or above