The Journalism Program

Requirements

The department of journalism offers three sequences leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree: a Journalism News Editorial sequence, a Journalism Public Relations sequence and a Visual Journalism sequence. Minors in Journalism News Editorial and Public Relations are also available.

Undergraduate Major

 

Undergraduate Minor

 

Note: These plans of study are designed for the 2017-2018 academic year. If you declared the major prior to Fall 2016, your requirements may be different. Please refer to course descriptions and the old course schedule for complete information about our classes, and contact the department with any questions you might have.

For details and descriptions of each course, see Journalism Department Curriculum.

The department of journalism reserves the right to prioritize students on any class wait list based on graduation date, major, minor or concentration, coursework or prerequisites.

 

Journalism - News/Editorial, BA 79-81 Credits

Requirements:

  • ❑  JOUR 190 - Introduction to Mass Media
  • ❑  JOUR 207 - Newswriting
  • ❑  JOUR 307 - Reporting
  • ❑  JOUR 309 - Editing
  • ❑  JOUR 340 - History of U.S. Journalism
  • ❑  JOUR 350 - Mass Media Law
  • ❑  JOUR 351 - Mass Media Ethics
  •   JOUR 404 - Feature Writing
  • ❑  JOUR 430 - Field Internship
  • ❑  JOUR 450 - Advanced Reporting
  • ❑  JOUR 480 - Senior Seminar

 

          ❑ Three quarters on publication staff:

             Two courses from list (a):

  •        JOUR 214 - Newspaper Staff
  •        JOUR 314 - Newspaper Staff
  •        JOUR 414 - Newspaper Staff
  •        JOUR 415 - Newspaper Editorship

 

             One course from list (b):

  •        JOUR 321 - Periodical Staff
  •        JOUR 421 - Periodical Staff

 

             And one additional from list (a) or (b), or:

  •        ENVS 413 - The Planet Staff
  •        JOUR 305 - Photojournalism
  •        JOUR 346 - Introduction to Visual Journalism
  •        JOUR 370 - Digital Media in Journalism
  •        JOUR 323 - Magazine Visual Storyteller
  •        JOUR 422 - Periodical Editorship
  •        JOUR 423 - Magazine Visual Storytelling
  •        JOUR 313 - Newspaper Visual Storytellers
  •        JOUR 413 - Newspaper Visual Storytellers

 

           ❑ 12 upper-division credits in another academic area under departmental advisement

 

Journalism - Public Relations, BA​ 79-81 Credits

Requirements:

  • ❑  JOUR 190 - Introduction to Mass Media
  • ❑  JOUR 207 - Newswriting
  • ❑  JOUR 309 - Editing
  • ❑  JOUR 330 - Principles of Public Relations
  • ❑  JOUR 350 - Mass Media Law
  • ❑  JOUR 351 - Mass Media Ethics
  • ❑  JOUR 380 - Advanced Public Relations Writing and Techniques
  • ❑  JOUR 404 - Feature Writing
  • ❑  JOUR 407 - Public Relations Case Studies
  • ❑  JOUR 430 - Field Internship
  • ❑  JOUR 440 - Public Relations Research and Campaigns
  • ❑  JOUR 480 - Senior Seminar

 

          ❑ Two quarters on publication staff:

            One course from list (a):

  •        JOUR 214 - Newspaper Staff
  •        JOUR 314 - Newspaper Staff
  •        JOUR 414 - Newspaper Staff

 

            One from list (b):

  •        JOUR 321 - Periodical Staff
  •        JOUR 421 - Periodical Staff

 

             and one additional class from (a) or (b), or:

  •        ENVS 413 - The Planet Staff
  •        JOUR 305 - Photojournalism
  •        JOUR 346 - Introduction to Visual Journalism
  •        JOUR 370 - Digital Media in Journalism
  •        JOUR 313 - Newspaper Visual Storytellers
  •        JOUR 323 - Magazine Visual Storyteller
  •        JOUR 413 - Newspaper Visual Storytellers
  •        JOUR 415 - Newspaper Editorship
  •        JOUR 422 - Periodical Editorship
  •        JOUR 423 - Magazine Visual Storytelling

 

             ❑ 12 upper-division credits in another academic area, under departmental advisement

 

Journalism - Visual Journalism, BA 84-86 Credits

Requirements:

  • ❑  JOUR 190 - Introduction to Mass Media
  • ❑  JOUR 207 - Newswriting
  • ❑  JOUR 305 - Photojournalism
  • ❑  JOUR 307 - Reporting
  • ❑  JOUR 309 - Editing
  • ❑  JOUR 346 - Introduction to Visual Journalism
  • ❑  JOUR 350 - Mass Media Law
  • ❑  JOUR 351 - Mass Media Ethics
  • ❑  JOUR 370 - Digital Media in Journalism
  • ❑  JOUR 430 - Field Internship
  • ❑  JOUR 446 - Advanced Visual Journalism
  • ❑  JOUR 480 - Senior Seminar

 

          ❑ One course from:

  •     ART 109 - Visual Dialogue
  •     DSGN 211 - Foundations of Visual Communication

 

          ❑ Three quarters on publication staff:

             One course from list (a):

  •        JOUR 214 - Newspaper Staff
  •        JOUR 314 - Newspaper Staff
  •        JOUR 414 - Newspaper Staff

 

             One from list (b):

  •        JOUR 321 - Periodical Staff
  •        JOUR 421 - Periodical Staff

 

             And one additional from list (a) or (b), or:

  •        ENVS 413 - The Planet Staff
  •        JOUR 313 - Newspaper Visual Storytellers
  •        JOUR 323 - Magazine Visual Storyteller
  •        JOUR 330 - Principles of Public Relations
  •        JOUR 413 - Newspaper Visual Storytellers
  •        JOUR 415 - Newspaper Editorship
  •        JOUR 422 - Periodical Editorship
  •        JOUR 423 - Magazine Visual Storytelling

 

              ❑ 12 upper-division credits in another academic area, under departmental advisement

 

 

Journalism News/Editorial Minor 35 Credits

Requirements:

  • ❑  JOUR 207 - Newswriting
  • ❑  JOUR 307 - Reporting
  • ❑  JOUR 309 - Editing
  • ❑  JOUR 340 - History of U.S. Journalism
  • ❑  JOUR 350 - Mass Media Law
  • ❑  JOUR 351 - Mass Media Ethics

 

❑ Two quarters on student publication staff:

  •        JOUR 214 - Newspaper Staff​
  •        JOUR 321 - Periodical Staff

 

Journalism Public Relations Minor​ 33-35 Credits

Requirements:

  • ❑  JOUR 207 - Newswriting
  • ❑  JOUR 309 - Editing
  • ❑  JOUR 330 - Principles of Public Relations
  • ❑  JOUR 351 - Mass Media Ethics
  • ❑  JOUR 380 - Advanced Public Relations Writing and Techniques

 

          ❑ One course from:

  •     JOUR 214 - Newspaper Staff
  •     JOUR 321 - Periodical Staff

 

          ❑ One course from:

  •     ENVS 413 - The Planet Staff
  •     JOUR 305 - Photojournalism
  •     JOUR 307 - Reporting
  •     JOUR 314 - Newspaper Staff
  •     JOUR 321 - Periodical Staff
  •     JOUR 350 - Mass Media Law
  •     JOUR 397 (with approval)
  •     JOUR 414 - Newspaper Staff
  •     JOUR 421 - Periodical Staff
  •     JOUR 422 - Periodical Editorship

 

Internships

 

See Internship Information.