Dec 07, 2022  
2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mass Communication, Journalism Concentration, B.S.

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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:

  1. 45 hours completed before applying for candidacy
  2. Grade of C (2.00) or better in each of the following:

JOUR 1020/EMC 1020/RIM 1020

JOUR 2710

 JOUR 3090/JOUR 3091

ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020 (grade of B prerequisite to JOUR 2710)

Math course satisfying General Education Mathematics requirement

  1. Minimum overall GPA in all school and university coursework of 2.50.

Required Courses

Writing/Design Requirements (13 hours)

Choose one:

Professional Topics (3 hours)

Choose one:

Special/Senior Topics (3 hours)

Practicum/Internship (1-3 hours)

Choose one:

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.


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 27 to 29 Hours

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.

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