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  Nov 21, 2017
 
2012-2013 University Catalog archived

Journalism and Mass Communications major leading to BA degree


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A major in journalism and mass communications 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 80 credits outside the department.

Courses required for the major: JOUR 101, 190, 201, and 301, and completion of one of the following sequences:

  1. Journalism
    1. Additional required courses: JOUR 202, 344, 356, POL 203, and at least two credits of internship (JOUR 451-452)
    2. JOUR 253 or 263 
    3. One course chosen from JOUR 280, 297, 320, 371, 372
    4. JOUR 351 or 362
    5. Completion of a minor other than mass communications or of 12 credits at the 200 level or above in another discipline. Students who show a particular interest in one specialized reporting area are encouraged to match the minor or cognate choice with that specialty
  2. Business Journalism
    1. Additional required courses: ECON 101 and 102 (by the end of the sophomore year), JOUR 202, 344, 356, 371, 372, POL 203, and at least two credits of internship (JOUR 451-452)
    2. ACCT 201
    3. JOUR 253 or 263
    4. 12 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: ACCT 396; BUS 305, 357, 364, 390; ECON 270, 271, 272, 274, 280, 288, 356
  3. Mass Communications
    1. Additional required courses: JOUR 231, 345  
    2. One course chosen from POL 100, 105, 203
    3. One course chosen from JOUR 202, 225, 232, 280, 297, 320, 351, 357, 365, 371, 372 
    4. 12 additional credits selected from courses in journalism and mass communications 
    5. Completion of a minor other than mass communications or of 12 credits at the 200 level or above in another discipline. Students who show a particular interest in one specialized area are encouraged to match the minor or cognate choice with that specialty

 

and completion of one of the following sequences:


1. Journalism


and at least two credits of internship:

e. Completion of a minor other than mass communications or of 12 credits at the 200 level or above in another discipline.


Students who show a particular interest in one specialized reporting area are encouraged to match the minor or cognate choice with that specialty. 
 
 

2. Business Journalism


and at least two credits of internship:

d. 12 credits at the 200 level or above in:


  • accounting
  • business administration
    or
  • economics

3. Mass Communications


d. Take 12 additional credits selected from courses in journalism and mass communications.


e. Completion of minor other than mass communications or of 12 credits at the 200 level or above in another discipline


Students who show a particular interest in one specialized area are encouraged to match the cognate choice with that specialty.

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