Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
Journalism Core Requirements
Pre-Major and Major Status
Students may declare a journalism major at any time by completing a Declaration of Major form and submitting it to the dean's office.
Beginning journalism students maintain Pre-Journalism status until the following requirements are met:
- Sophomore standing (30 credits completed)
- An overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher and a journalism grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
- Application to the major form submitted.
- JOUR 101- Critical Analysis of Mass Media
- JOUR 107- Multimedia News Reporting and Writing
- JOUR 108- Media Production I (taken alongside JOUR 107)
- JOUR 207- Multimedia News Reporting and Writing II
- JOUR 208- Media Production II (taken alongside JOUR 207)
- JOUR 305- Media Ethics
- JOUR 401- The First Amendment and Society
- JOUR 499- Professional Internship
*Must pass with a grade of "C" or better in each one and GPA of 2.5. NOTE: Each of these classes may be repeated only once
Journalism majors must maintain these GPAs to remain in the major. A major will revert to Pre-Major status whenever either GPA is below 2.5. After two consecutive semesters below 2.5 in either journalism or overall cumulative GPA, the student may be removed from the major.
Additional School Requirements
- Foreign Language (8 credits)
- Economics (3 credits)
- Literature (3 credits)
- Political Science (3 credits)
- Another 6 credits that can include additional classes in literature, foreign language, economics, or philosophy