In addition to meeting general degree requirements, all journalism majors must complete the following:
I. Introductory Courses: 6 credits
These two introductory courses are the only journalism courses open to freshmen.
II. Central Courses: 22 credits
*Students must earn a minimum grade of C+ in JOU 2515 and 2915, which must be taken initially and in sequence.
III. Journalism Electives: 10–12 credits
Three journalism electives, chosen from the list below. New courses may be added to this list. Students should check with their faculty advisor to determine if a new course is an appropriate elective.
IV. Other Studies
Five electives in one area of study within the liberal arts and sciences, chosen in consultation with the faculty advisor. (Many students will find it appropriate to earn a minor.) The per-course credits vary, but the credit total is typically 18 to 20. Students should consult their advisor to ensure that an appropriate number of upper-level electives are taken.
Updates to the 2013–15 College Catalog:
Effective Fall 2014:
Updated Oct. 5, 2015
For current majors:
In consultation with your faculty advisor, the eight-semester plans, maintained by the Office of the Registrar, can be used as a guide to assist you in your academic planning and progress toward graduation.
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