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Degree Requirements

Core Courses

REQUIRED: 15 CREDITS BY COMPLETING THESE COURSES.

  • 141 – Intro to Media: News, Public Relations and Advertising
  • 221 – Writing for the Media
  • 239 – Media Photography I OR 251 – Foundations of Multimedia Production
  • 324 – Editing
  • 412 – Law of Mass Communication
General Electives
REQUIRED 6 CREDITS FROM THE LIST — classes already taken for the major do not count again as general electives.

  • 211 – Principles of Public Relations
  • 239 – Media Photography I
  • 250 – Principles of Advertising
  • 251 – Foundations of Multimedia Production
  • 312 – Media Ethics
  • 315 – Public Relations Techniques
  • 319 – Case Studies in Public Relations
  • 325 – Magazine Editing & Production
  • 327 – Reporting
  • 331 – Visual Media Design
  • 340 – New & Emerging Media
  • 341 – Media & Society
  • 343 – Travel & Documentary Photography
  • 347 – The Journalist in Literature and Film
  • 351 – Advertising Copy, Layout & Production
  • 353 – Advertising Media
  • 371 – History of Journalism in the United States
  • 380 – International Press/Comparative Mass Communication Systems
  • 413 – Feature Writing
  • 424 – Strategic Campaigns in Advertising
  • 428 – Advanced Reporting
  • 430 – Media Photography II
  • 431 – Reporting of Public Affairs
  • 440 – Application of New & Emerging Media
  • 441 – Interpretive and Persuasive Writing
  • 451 – Online Publishing
  • 454 – Selected Topics
  • 455 – Public Relations Campaigns
  • 457 – Media Organization & Management
  • 472 – Research in Strategic Communication
PR Major
CORE COURSES PLUS:

REQUIRED 9 CREDITS BY COMPLETING THREE COURSES LISTED  — a course taken as a requirement does not count again toward the 9 credits in the major or the 6 credits in the general electives requirement.

  • 211 – Principles of Public Relations
  • 315 – Public Relations Techniques
  • 319 – Case Studies in Public Relations

REQUIRED 9 CREDITS BY COMPLETING THREE COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING — at least 3 credits must be a 400-level course, unless a 400-level course is already.

  • 239 – Media Photography I OR 331 – Visual Media Design
  • 250 – Principles of Ad
  • 340 – New & Emerging Media
  • 440 – App of New Media OR 457 – Media Org & Management
  • 455 – Public Relations Campaigns
  • 472 – Research

The Internship (427) course will not count toward the 39 credits needed for the journalism major.

Writing/Editing emphasis
CORE COURSES PLUS:

REQUIRED 9 CREDITS BY COMPLETING THREE COURSES LISTED — a course taken as a requirement does not count again toward the 9 credit in the emphasis electives or the 6 credit in the General Elective requirements.

  • 327 – Reporting
  • TWO of the following three courses:
    1. 413 – Feature Writing
    2. 428 – Advanced Reporting
    3. 441 – Interpretive & Persuasive Writing

REQUIRED 9 CREDITS BY COMPLETED THREE COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING — at least 3 credits must be a 400-level course, unless a 400-level course is taken in the Emphasis Core.

  • 239 – Media Photography I
  • 312 – Ethics OR 341 – Media & Society OR 371 – History of Journalism in U.S. OR 457 – Media Org & Mgmt
  • 325 – Magazine Editing & Production
  • 331 – Visual Media Design
  • 413 – Feature Writing OR 428 – Advanced Reporting OR 441 – Interpretive & Persuasive Writing
  • 451 – Online Publishing

The Internship (427) course will NOT count toward the 39 credits for the journalism major.

Advertising emphasis
CORE COURSES PLUS:

REQUIRED 9 CREDITS BY COMPLETING THREE COURSES LISTED — a course taken as a requirement does not count again toward the 9 credit in the emphasis electives or the 6 credit in the General Elective requirements.

  • 250 – Principles of Ad
  • 351 – Ad Copy, Layout & Production
  • 353 – Advertising Media

REQUIRED 9 CREDITS BY COMPLETED THREE COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING — at least 3 credits must be a 400-level course, unless a 400-level course is taken in the Emphasis Core.

  • 211 – Principles of Public Relations
  • 239 – Media Photography I OR 331 – Visual Media Design
  • 340 – New & Emerging Media
  • 424 – Strat Campaigns in Ad
  • 440 – App of New Media OR 457 – Media Org & Management
  • 472 – Research

The Internship (427) course will NOT count toward the 39 credits for the journalism major.  

Visual emphasis
CORE COURSES PLUS:

REQUIRED 9 CREDITS BY COMPLETING THREE COURSES LISTED — a course taken as a requirement does not count again toward the 9 credit in the emphasis electives or the 6 credit in the General Elective requirements.

  • 239 – Media Photography I OR 251 – Foundations of Multimedia Production
  • 430 – Media Photography II
  • 451 – Online Publishing

REQUIRED 9 CREDITS BY COMPLETED THREE COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING — at least 3 credits must be a 400-level course, unless a 400-level course is taken in the Emphasis Core.

  • 327 – Reporting OR 351 – Ad Copy, Layout & Production OR 440 – App of New Media
  • 331 – Visual Media Design
  • 340 – New & Emerging Media
  • 343 – Travel & Documentary Photography

The Internship (427) course will NOT count toward the 39 credits for the journalism major.

Media Studies emphasis
CORE COURSES PLUS:

REQUIRED 9 CREDITS BY COMPLETING THREE COURSES LISTED — a course taken as a requirement does not count again toward the 9 credit in the emphasis electives or the 6 credit in the General Elective requirements.

  • 312 – Media Ethics
  • 341 – Media & Society
  • 371 – History of Journalism in the United States

REQUIRED 9 CREDITS BY COMPLETED THREE COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING — at least 3 credits must be a 400-level course, unless a 400-level course is taken in the Emphasis Core.

  • 239 – Media Photography I OR 331 – Visual Media Design
  • 315 – Public Relations Techniques OR 327 – Reporting OR 351 – Ad Copy, Layout & Production
  • 340 – New & Emerging Media
  • 347 – The Journalism in Literature & Film
  • 380 – International Press/Comparative Mass Communication Systems
  • 457 – Media Organization & Management
  • 472 – Research

The Internship (427) course will NOT count toward the 39 credits for the journalism major.

Minor Requirements

Liberal Arts Minor
Core (9 credits)

  • 141 – Intro to Media: News, Public Relations and Advertising
  • 221 – Writing for the Media
  • 324 – Editing (221)

Journalism Electives (15 credits)

  • 414 – Law of Mass Communication — strongly recommended
Secondary Education Minor
Core (21 credits)

  • 141 – Intro to Media: News, Public Relations and Advertising
  • 221 – Writing for the Media
  • 250 – Principles of Advertising (45 credits)
  • 324 – Editing (221)
  • 327 – Reporting (141, 221, 60 credits)
  • 371 – History of Journalism in the United States (141, 60 credits)
  • 412 – Law of Mass Communication (141, 221, 324, 85 credits)
  • 496 – Secondary Education

Journalism Elective (3 credits)  


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