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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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 level) 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:
  • 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 Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (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:

Advanced Journalism Professional Practice: (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)

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