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  Dec 16, 2017
2013-2014 Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism Major, B.A./B.S.

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37 hours plus 6 hours of Cognates; C or better required in all courses; 2.25 major GPA required

Journalism prepares students for the world of news and information gathering, writing, editing, photography, design, and publishing for print, electronic broadcast, and online media. Students learn journalism skills along with professional values and ethical standards in courses where both convergence and diversity are emphasized. Graduates succeed in any field where writing and a command of the language are needed.

Mass Communication majors (Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising, Radio and Television) must adhere to the guidelines  of the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Required Visual, Design and Copyediting Sequence (6 hours)

Required Reporting, Writing, and Editing Sequence (9 hours)

Required Convergence Course (3 hours)

Communication Majors, Ethnic Cultures Cognate (3 hours)

Communication Majors, Gender Studies Cognate (3 hours)

Additional Information

An internship in the print or electronic media and work on the campus newspaper, The Shield, is highly recommended.

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