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  Oct 16, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Journalism Major (JNLJ) (minimum 36 credit hours)


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Journalism Core Requirements (15 hours)


Journalism Electives (6 hours)


Six (6) hours of electives, three (3) of which shall be selected from upper-level courses (3000 or higher).

Communication Electives (6 hours)


Six (6) hours of electives in section IV, three (3) of which shall be selected from upper-level courses (3000 or higher).

Liberal Arts Requirements (65 hours)


Minimum of 65 Credit Hours in College of Arts and Sciences


Minimum of 65 credit hours in College of Arts and Sciences courses, not including courses in Journalism or Mass Communication. These 65 credit hours must include:

At least one course in American Literature:


At least one in History and at least one in Political Science


At least one course in Economics


Additional Program Information


  • All course prerequisites must be met to enroll in upper-level courses. A course and its prerequisite cannot be taken at the same time.
  • Grade requirement: A minimum grade of “C” is required in all courses to be applied toward the major.
  • The School prohibits students from taking a class more than twice for credit.
  • Baccalaureate-level writing requirement must be met by taking JRN 4100.
  • Students may take up to six (6) hours of COM 3050/COM 4800 provided the topics are different.
  • Up to six (6) hours of COM 3890/4990 may be used as electives in major.
  • Courses outside the school may be used with written prior approval of the School of Communication faculty advisor.

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