B.A. in Journalism

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Note: Prerequisites are in parentheses.

CORE REQUIREMENTS (27 s.h.)
JRN 02205 Journalism Principles and Practices (CCI)
JRN 02310 News Reporting I (Journalism Principles & Practices or Basic PR Writing)
JRN 02321 Online Journalism I (JP&P or Intro to New Media, or Basic PR Writing)
JRN 02319 Media Ethics (JP&P or Intro to New Media, or Basic PR Writing)
JRN 02411 Copy Editing (JP&P or Intro to New Media, or Basic PR Writing)
JRN 02311 News Reporting II (CCII and News Reporting I)
JRN 02325 Online Journalism II (Online Journalism I)
JRN 02335 Media Law (45 s.h)
JRN 02410 Journalism Senior Seminar (CCII and News Reporting II and 90 s.h.)

SEQUENCES (12 s.h.) – PICK ONE
Students select one sequence of 4 courses. Any other journalism courses you take are counted as Free Electives. For “Choice from Journalism Electives,” see below.

Writing
JRN 02312 Feature Writing (News Reporting I)
JRN 02313 Magazine Article Writing (News I OR Basic PR Writ. OR Jrn. Writ. OR Writer’s Mind)
JRN 02356-58-59 Journalism Internship Fall, Spring or Summer
Choice from Journalism Electives list

Broadcast
JRN 02341 Broadcast News Writing (45 s.h.)
JRN 02307 On-Camera Field Reporting (Broadcast News Writing) (FALL only)
JRN 02305 TV Newscast (News Reporting I) (SPRING only)
Choice from Journalism Electives list

Multimedia
JRN 02317 Publication Layout and Design (45 s.h.)
JRN 02314 Photojournalism (45 s.h.)
JRN 02363 Data Journalism (News Reporting I)
Choice from Journalism Electives list

Editing and Publishing
JRN 02317 Publication Layout and Design (45 s.h.)
JRN 02425 Advanced Publication Layout (Pub. Layout and Design)
JRN 02332 The Publishing Industry (75 s.h.) (SPRING only)
Choice from Journalism Electives list

JOURNALISM ELECTIVES
These fulfill the Approved Option for sequences. Additional courses count as Free Electives.

JRN 02425 Advanced Publication Layout (Publication Layout and Design)
JRN 02341 Broadcast News Writing (45 s.h.)
JRN 02323 Crime Reporting (News Reporting I)
JRN 02312 Feature Writing (News Reporting I)
JRN 02324 Health Reporting (News Reporting I)
RTF 03295 Introduction to New Media (College Composition I)
JRN 02318 Investigative Journalism (News Reporting I)
JRN 02356 Journalism Internship Fall (JRN major, 75 s.h, 2.5 GPA, News I & Online Journ I, adviser approval)
JRN 02358 Journalism Internship Spring (JRN major, 75 s.h, 2.5 GPA, News I & Online Journ I, adviser approval)
JRN 02359 Journalism Internship Summer (JRN major, 75 s.h, 2.5 GPA, News I & Online Journ I, adviser approval)
JRN 02355 Journalism Practicum Fall (75 s.h. and permission)
JRN 02357 Journalism Practicum Spring (75 s.h. and permission)
JRN 02313 Magazine Article Writing (News Rep I OR Basic PR Writing OR Journ Writing OR The Writer’s Mind)
JRN 02307 On-Camera Field Reporting (Broadcast News Writing) (FALL only)
JRN 02314 Photojournalism (45 s.h.)
JRN 02317 Publication Layout and Design (45 s.h.)
JRN 02320 Radio News (45 s.h.) (SPRING only)
JRN 02326 Sports Broadcast (Sports Journalism I or News Reporting I or Journalistic Writing or by permission)
JRN 02361 Sports Journalism I (45 s.h.)
JRN 02362 Sports Journalism II (Sports Journalism I)
JRN 02363 Data Journalism (News Reporting I)
PR 06354 The Impact of PR on the News (News Reporting I OR Basic PR Writing)
JRN 02332 The Publishing Industry (75 s.h.) (SPRING only)
RTF 03220 The Television Industry
JRN 02305 TV Newscast (News Reporting I) (SPRING only)
JRN 01407 Special Topics Courses (These vary. You may take as many as you want.)

FREE ELECTIVES (39 s.h.)
Students can use free electives to build an area of expertise or 18 s.h. to build a minor.