Requirements

The department of journalism offers three sequences leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree: a journalism sequence (news-editorial), a journalism-public relations sequence and a Visual Journalism sequence. A minor in journalism also is available.

Note: These plans of study are designed for the 2013-14 academic year. If you declared the major prior to fall 2013, you have the option of completing the plan in effect at the time you officially declared or you may switch to the new plan. Please refer to course descriptions and the old course schedule for complete information about our classes, and contact the department with any questions you might have.

The department of journalism reserves the right to prioritize students on any class wait list based on graduation date, major, minor or concentration coursework or prerequisites.

Journalism Major (Bachelor of Arts)

News-Editorial Sequence - 79 credits

  • Journalism 190, 207
  • Journalism 307, 309, 340, 350, 351, 404, 450 and 480
  • Three courses from list (a), one course from list (b), and one additional from list (a) or (b) or (c):
    • (a) Journalism 214, 314, 414, 415 (The Western Front)
    • (b) Journalism 321, 421, 422 (Klipsun)
    • (c) ENVS 413 (Planet)
  • Journalism 430 Internship
  • 12 upper-division credits in another academic area, under departmental advisement

Public Relations Sequence - 78 credits

  • Journalism 190, 207
  • Journalism 309, 330, 350, 351, 380, 404, 407, 440 and 480
  • One course from list (a), one course from list (b), and one additional from list (a) or (b) or (c):
    • (a) Journalism 214, 314, 414, 415 (The Western Front)
    • (b) Journalism 321, 421, 422 (Klipsun)
    • (c) ENVS 413 (Planet)
  • Journalism 430 Internship
  • 12 upper-division credits in another academic area, under departmental advisement

Visual Journalism Sequence 82 credits

  • Journalism 190, 207
  • Journalism 305, 307, 309, 346, 350, 351, 370, 446 and 480
  • Art 109 or Design 211
  • One course from list (a), one course from list (b), and one additional from list (a) or (b) or (c):
    • (a) Journalism 214, 314, 414, 415 (The Western Front)
    • (b) Journalism 321, 421, 422 (Klipsun)
    • (c) ENVS 413 (Planet)
  • Journalism 430 Internship
  • 12 upper-division credits in another academic area, under departmental advisement.

Minor - Journalism - 33 credits 

  • Journalism 207
  • Journalism 307, 309, 340, 350 and 351
  • Three staff courses, or equivalent professional experience:
    One course from list (a), one course from list (b):

Minor - Public Relations - 31-33 credits 

  • Journalism 207
  • Journalism 309, 330, 351 and 380
  • One course from:
    • (a) Journalism 214, 314 (The Western Front)
    • (b) Journalism 321, 421 (Klipsun)
  • One course from
    • ENVS 413 (Planet)
    • Journalism 307
    • Journalism 314 (The Western Front)
    • Journalism 321 (Klipsun)
    • Journalism 350
    • Journalism 397 (with approval)
    • Journalism 414 (The Western Front)
    • Journalism 421 (Klipsun)
    • Journalism 422 (Klipsun)

Internships

See Internship Information

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