Journalism & Public Relations
NOTE: The Journalism and Public Relations course requirements have changed for students entering the program beginning Fall 2011. You can read more about the new curriculum here. 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.
You can download a printable, graphic version of our curriculum here.
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
JOUR 3150, 3300, 3550 and 4300
JOUR 3200, 3250, 3550 and 4200
(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
1 elective chosen in consultation with adviser
For more information, download the latest version of our Student Handbook.