Sep 23, 2023
Department of Electronic Media Communication
The electronic media journalism specialty within the Electronic Media Communication 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-high 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.
Admission to Candidacy
To be admitted to candidacy in the electronic media 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
JOUR 2710 , EMC 3020 , EMC 3060 , or equivalent writing competency (grade of B or better in ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020 )
ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020
- Minimum overall GPA in all coursework of 2.50.
- Math course satisfying General Education requirements.
Required Courses (33 hours)
Total hours in college not to exceed 40
Electronic Media Requirements (18 hours)
Mass Communication Electives (6 hours)
Mass Communication Optional Electives (6 hours)
Other requirements (80-87 hours)
- Minor in liberal arts
- At least 65 semester hours in liberal arts and sciences
- 80 hours outside College of Mass Communication
Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.
Subtotal: 29 credit hours
Total hours in program: 120