2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog DRAFT 
    Jun 21, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog DRAFT

Journalism and Emerging Media, B.S.

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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."

General Education (42 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements.   

Advanced Digital Journalism (3 Credit Hours)

Select one of the following:

Advanced Journalism Writing: (3 Credit Hours)

Select one of the following:

Related Studies (12 Credit Hours)

Upper division course work (3000-4000 level) outside of the School of Communication & Media (SOCM). These hours do not have to be taken in a single discipline, but should relate to a particular interest or career goal. Students should determine needed prerequisites. Completion of Formal Minor or Certificate Program would also satisfy the Related Studies requirement.

Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)

Any course (1000-4000 level) in the university curriculum. Students must earn a grade of D or better. 

Program Total: (120 Credit Hours)

University-Wide Degree Requirements (3 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements.  

Graduation Credit Hour Total (123 Credit Hours)

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