May 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism and Emerging Media, B.S.

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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-6298

Program Description

Whether you are navigating the media-rich culture as a critical thinker, learning to write and produce news and feature stories as a journalist or are gaining hands-on experience in digital video and audio as a social media expert, Kennesaw State’s Journalism and Emerging Media degree offers endless possibilities.

Learn the latest industry trends from faculty members who are award-winning professionals, including reporters, editors and international correspondents at the Associated Press, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, CNN, NPR, commercial radio stations and various newspapers.

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.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Journalism and Emerging Media program is separate from admission to Kennesaw State University. Students must meet the admission requirements to pursue this degree program, outlined below.

  • 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.
  • 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. This Entrance Exam requirement will be waived for students in this catalog year.

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures  outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.

Double Owl Pathway

This program offers a Double Owl Pathway. The Double Owl Pathway is an advising pathway for high-potential KSU undergraduate students who want to accelerate the attainment of a Master’s degree at KSU. For pathway options and to learn if you qualify, visit

Program of Study

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)

General Education Core Curriculum . This program recommends the Statistics Pathway.

Advanced Journalism Professional Practice: (3 Credit Hours)

Select one of the following:

Upper Division SOCM Electives (3 Credit Hours)

Students may choose from any 3000-4000 level COM, JOUR, MENT, PR or ORGC course not previously taken. The list below provides recommended electives for Journalism and Emerging Media majors. Please take into account any prerequisites required.

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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