Dec 04, 2022
School of Journalism
Larry Burriss, program coordinator
The Mass Communication major with a concentration in Journalism offers preparation for students who wish to be journalists–news reporters, copy editors, feature writers, editorial writers, freelance magazine writers, and online or multiplatform journalists. Students should check the prerequisites for each course.
Admission to Candidacy
To be admitted to candidacy, the student must meet the following requirements:
- 45 hours completed before applying for candidacy
- Grade of C (2.00) or better in each of the following:
JOUR 1020/EMC 1020/RIM 1020
JOUR 3090/JOUR 3091
ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020 (grade of B prerequisite to JOUR 2710)
Math course satisfying General Education Mathematics requirement
- Minimum overall GPA in all school and university coursework of 2.50.
Foundation Requirements (6 hours)
Writing/Design Requirements (13 hours)
Conceptual (12 hours)
Professional Topics (3 hours)
Special/Senior Topics (3 hours)
Practicum/Internship (1-3 hours)
Curriculum: Mass Communication, Journalism Concentration
Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.
Majors must have a C (2.00) or better in all mass communication courses.
Total hours in program: 120
All students in the School of Journalism are required to complete two 15-18 hour minors. Students in any School of Journalism concentration may not minor in any area of the College of Mass Communication. A computer literacy course is required. CSCI 1000 will not meet this requirement.