Journalism Plan

Bachelor of Science Degree. Journalism.

View the Journalism Department to learn more about this program.

  Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman
Year

JOUR 110 Principles of Journalism - 4
JOUR 123 or 221 Production course - 2
HIST 100 Events in U.S. History - 3
Goal 1 Communication - 3
Goal 3 Science - 3
Total semester hours - 15

JOUR 101 Intro to Mass Communication - 3
JOUR 124 or 222 Production course - 2
Goal 2 Social/Behavioral Science - 3
Goal 2 Humanities/Fine Arts - 3
Goal 3 Science - 3
Total semester hours - 14

Sophomore
Year

JOUR 201 Information Gathering - 3
Goal 1 Communication - 3
Goal 2 Social/Behavioral Science - 3
MATH 216 or
PSYC 201 Statistics - 3
Minor course - 3
Total semester hours - 15

JOUR 202 or 203 Print or Broadcast Writing - 3
Goal 1 Communication - 3
Goal 2 Humanities/Fine Arts - 3
Goal 5 Health/Wellness - 2
Minor course - 3
Total semester hours - 14

Junior
Year

JOUR 304 News Practicum - 2
Goal 4 Interdisciplinary - 3
Goal 5 Ethical Citizenship - 3
Minor course - 3
POLS 211 or 253 (Liberal Arts) - 3
Total semester hours - 14

JOUR 304 News Practicum - 2
JOUR theory course - 3
JOUR elective course - 3
Minor course - 3
Minor course - 3
Liberal Arts Science course* - 2
Total semester hours - 16

Senior
Year

JOUR 465 Mass Communication Law - 3
JOUR elective course - 3
JOUR theory course - 3
Minor course - 3
Minor course - 3
Liberal Arts Science course* - 2
Total semester hours - 17

Supporting course - 3
Supporting course - 3
Supporting course - 3
Minor course - 3
General Elective courses - 4
Total semester hours - 16

Summary of Degree Requirements

General Education Goals - 38 cr.
Journalism Core - 24 cr.
Journalism Theory Courses - 6 cr.
Journalism Elective Courses - 6 cr.
Supporting Courses - 9 cr.
Liberal Arts Courses - 10 cr.
Minor Courses - 24 cr.
General Electives - 4 cr.
Credits to Degree - 120 cr.

Students must take two journalism theory courses from the following: 
JOUR 302, 316, 319, 320, 345, 455, or 460.

Students must take the following supporting courses: 
HIST 100; POLS 253; MATH 216 or PSYC 201; and three of the following (each from different departments):
ECON 201 or 202; ESM 105 or 307; ETHN 200; GEOG 120 or 220; any international HIST course; any INTS course; PHIL 245; POLS 212 or any international POLS course; or PSYC 285.

Supporting courses may also fulfill General Education, Liberal Arts, or minor requirements.

Students must also take an American Cultural Diversity course and a Global Perspective course. Both may also fulfill General Education, Liberal Arts, major, or minor requirements.

*A 4-credit beginning language course may substitute for the two 2-credit science courses for the Liberal Arts requirement.