Oct 16, 2018  
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism, Visual Communication Concentration, B.S.

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School of Journalism  
Phil Loubere, program coordinator

Visual Communication involves all the elements of visual communication, from traditional typography to digitized design for newsletters, newspapers, magazines, and the Web. The concentration’s emphasis is information design, including print and interactive media that deliver information, opinion, and entertainment via printed online and digital media ranging from informational graphics, brochures, books, magazines, and newspapers to production in various multimedia forms, including the Internet.

Students should check the prerequisites for each course.

Academic Map

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

Journalism, Visual Communication, 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)

Writing/Design Requirements (9 hours)

Conceptual Requirements (9 hours)

Senior Courses (6 hours)

Auxiliary Major Requirements (9 hours)

Minor (15-18 hours)

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

Electives (5-8 hours)

  • Students in the School of Journalism must complete 72 hours of coursework from outside JOUR or Media Arts courses. 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, Visual Communication Concentration

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematic, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Majors must have a C (2.00) or better in all Media and Entertainment courses.


Subtotal: 30 Hours

Subtotal: 31 Hours


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Subtotal: 28-31 Hours

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