Sep 22, 2019  
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mass Communication, Journalism Concentration, B.S.


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School of Journalism  
615-898-2814
Larry Burriss, program coordinator
Larry.Burriss@mtsu.edu

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. Students are required to take one minor.

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 C 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.

Freshman


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Sophomore


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Junior


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Senior


Subtotal: 27 to 29 Hours


Total hours in program: 120


NOTE:


All students in the School of Journalism are required to complete one minor. 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.

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Mass Communication, Journalism, B.S., Academic Map   

 

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