The Journalism and Emerging Media major offers a professionally-focused, marketplace-relevant, and theoretically-rigorous program. It includes courses in news writing, media law, digital media production, sports reporting, investigative reporting, and community-based capstone experience. It encourages students to enroll in a for-credit internship.
The major requires 18 credit hours of lower-division course work (1000-2000 leve) comprising various offerings that serve as important groundwork leading to advanced studies.Lower-division offerings include basic courses in communication research, visual communication, public speaking, writing, law and ethics, and an introductory course relevant to the student;s selected program of study.
All communication and media majors must earn a grade of 'C' or better in all communication and media courses counted toward their degree and pass the Communication Entrance Exam with a score of 78% of higher. Students who fail to pass the grammar test in three attempts much pursue majors in other departments.
To be eligible to apply to a major in Journalism and Emerging Media, students must meet the following criteria:
- Meet the School of Communication & Media (SOCM) Sophomore GPA requirement. This Sophomore GPA requirement consists of combined adjusted 2.75 GPA in the following five courses:
- COM 2020
- COM 2033
- COM 2129
- COM 2135
- COM 2240
- Achieve a satisfactory score of 78% or higher on the SOCM Entrance Exams. Students may take the test no more than three times."