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Degree Requirements

NOTE: The Journalism and Public Relations course requirements have changed for students entering the program beginning Fall 2011. Read more about the new curriculum. For information about the "old" curriculum, please see the 2010-2011 Student Handbook.

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

The broadcast journalism sequence aims at competence in the electronic media, emphasizing television and video.

The print journalism sequence is generally associated with training for reporting, writing, and editing positions on weekly and daily newspapers and online publications, wire services, magazines and other publications.

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.

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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 
 (12 hours)

  • JOUR 3150, 3300, 3550 and 4300

Print journalism
  (12 hours)

  • JOUR 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

For more information, download the latest version of our Student Handbook.