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Major Requirements in Journalism and Media Studies

Journalism and Media Studies Pre-Major – Total Credits: 9

JOUR 100 – Introduction to Journalism and Media Studies
JOUR 101 – Critical Analysis of the Mass Media
JOUR 102 – News Reporting and Writing

Journalism and Media Studies Core – Total Credits: 21

JOUR 305 – Media Ethics
JOUR 401 – The First Amendment and Society
JOUR 413 – Journalism History
JOUR 435 – Media Research
JOUR 475 – Global Media
JOUR 485 – Media and Society
JOUR 499 – Professional Internship

Area of Interest or Specialization – Total Credits: 15

Areas of interest are crafted for individual students in consultation with faculty advisors, and must be a minimum of fifteen credits.  More credits may be recommended and those would reduce the number of upper division electives available.

Upper Division Electives – Total Credits: 9

Total credits within the major (including pre-major courses): 54

Total credits for degree completion: 120

Note: Every student must complete a three-credit multicultural course and a three-credit international course. Courses satisfying other requirements may simultaneously satisfy the multicultural and international requirements except one course cannot satisfy both the multicultural and the international requirements.