Apr 14, 2024  
2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mass Communication, Journalism Concentration, B.S.

The concentration 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.

Recommended Curriculum

Freshmen/sophomores in all concentrations should follow this general outline of courses; selection of junior and senior courses should be made in consultation with the advisor. Majors must have a C (2.00) or better in all mass communication courses.


Subtotal: 29 Hours


Subtotal: 27-30 Hours


* All students in the School of Journalism are required to complete two 15-18 hour minors, at least one of which must be in the liberal arts and sciences. Students in any School of Journalism concentration may not minor in any area of the College of Mass Communication. A computer literacy course is required. Students may choose from CSCI 1150, INFS 2200, or INFS 3100. CSCI 1000 will not meet this requirement.

Admission to Candidacy

To be admitted to candidacy, the student must meet the following requirements:

  1. 45 hours completed before applying for candidacy
  2. Grade of C (2.00) or better in each of the following:

JOUR 1020 /EMC 1020 /RIM 1020 

JOUR 2710 

JOUR 3090 /JOUR 3091 

ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020 

Math course satisfying General Education Mathematics requirement

  1. Minimum overall GPA in all school and university coursework of 2.50.

Journalism Required Courses:

Writing/Design (13 credits)

Choose one:

Professional Topics (3 credits)

Choose one:

Special/Senior Topics (3 credits)

Practicum/Internship (1-3 credits)

Choose one:

Total hours in the college: 38-40