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    Middle Tennessee State University
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Journalism, B.S.


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

The major 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. One minor is required.

Academic Map


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

Journalism, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements


General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

Major Requirements (47 hours)


Journalism Requirements (12 hours)


Minor (15-18 hours)


Selected from outside the School of Journalism and the Department of Media Arts.

Electives (14-17)


Students must select at least nine hours of liberal arts/social sciences (beyond General Education); at least six hours of liberal arts/social science electives must come from courses at the 3000-level or higher.

Total hours in program: 120


Curriculum: Journalism


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 Media and Entertainment courses.

Freshman


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Sophomore


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Junior


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Senior


Subtotal: 28 Hours