Feb 21, 2020
Journalism and Strategic Media
Larry Burriss, program coordinator
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.
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.
The following course is required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education requirement:
- RIM/JOUR/EMC 1020 (Soc/Beh Sci)
Major Requirements (47 hours)
School of Journalism and Strategic Media Core (14 hours)
Journalism Requirements (12 hours)
Conceptual (9 hours)
Professional Topics (12 hours)
Minor (15-18 hours)
Selected from outside the School of Journalism and Strategic Media and the Department of Media Arts with advisor approval.
- To make 120 hours
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
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.