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Degree Requirements

Each journalism major chooses one of three areas of specialization called sequences.

The broadcast journalism sequence gives students research, writing, videography and editing skills to create journalistic content for electronic media.

The multiplatform journalism sequence gives students reporting, writing, and editing skills to create journalistic content across multiple platforms, including online and print media.

Public relations includes inter-group communications and relating the interests of business, industry, government and public and private institutions to each other and to society.

Core courses in journalism required of all majors
 (15 hours minimum)

  •  JOUR 1000, 2000, 2500, 2550 and 4500 (13)
  •  JOUR 4000 (2-3); 2 hours required (see adviser for details)

Courses required of each sequence

Broadcast journalism 
 (15 hours)

  • JOUR 3150, 3250, 3300, 3550 and 4300

Multiplatform journalism
  (15 hours)

  • JOUR 3150, 3200, 3250, 3550 and 4200

Public relations
  12 hours of journalism courses and 6 hours of business courses)

  • JOUR 3400, 3440, 3450, 4400
  • MKT 3000 (3)
  • MGMT 3050 (3)

Note: two of the above three business courses may be applied to certain minors, in  consultation with the student advisor.

Journalism electives required of all majors
 (6 hours)

  • 1 issues course chosen from JOUR 4450, 4550, 4650, 4750, 4850 and 4950
  • 1 elective chosen in consultation with adviser

You can view a visual grid of journalism requirements here.

NOTE: Students entering the program before fall 2014 have different requirements. You can view those requirements here.