School of Journalism
Larry Burriss, program coordinator
The multimedia journalism specialty within the Journalism program offers preparation for work in video, radio, and Internet reporting and management for news, entertainment, and sports. Used for instruction are two electronic newsrooms, three TV studios, a 40-foot definition mobile video production lab, a cable television channel, a 100,000-watt FM radio station, postproduction facilities, plus “converged-media experiences” in the Center for Innovation in Media. This specialty blends theoretical and hands-on approaches to electronic media education. Students are encouraged to complete their education with internships in professional settings.
NOTE: Students majoring in Mass Communication must earn a C (2.00) or better in each course in the college in order to graduate.
Admission to Candidacy
To be admitted to candidacy in the multimedia journalism specialty, 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:
EMC 1020 /JOUR 1020 /RIM 1020
ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020
- Minimum overall GPA in all coursework of 2.50.
- Math course satisfying General Education requirements.
Required Courses (40 hours)
Multimedia Journalism Requirements (31 hours)
Mass Communication Electives (6 hours)
Mass Communication Optional Electives (6 hours)
- Minor (15-18 hours)
- 72 hours outside College of Mass Communication
Curriculum: Mass Communication, Electronic Media Communication Concentration (Multimedia Journalism)
Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.
- EMC electives 9 credit hours
- Minor courses 9 credit hours
- Electives 9 credit hours
Total hours in program: 120