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2012-2013 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Journalism

Requirements for a Major in Journalism

School of Communications Core Credits: 9

All students majoring in the School of Communications must complete the following core courses, for a total of nine credits:

Select one of two:

Capstone Requirement:

All students majoring in the School of Communications must take COM 495 (three credits) during their senior year. This Capstone course offers a synthesis of ideas and theories about one or more current critical issues in communication.

B.A. and B.S. Cognates

All undergraduate programs in the School of Communications offer both the B.A. degree and the B.S. degree. All students selecting majors in the School of Communications must choose either the B.A. cognate or the B.S. cognate that is intended for a particular undergraduate program.

B.A. Cognate

The B.A. degree requires a third-semester proficiency in a foreign language of the students choice.

B.S. Cognate

Journalism Core Credits: 24

Emphasis Area

Select one, either A or B:

A. Print Journalism Credits: 9

B. Electronic Journalism Credits: 14

Outside Electives Credits: 9

A minimum of nine credits from outside the School of Communications selected with advisor approval. These electives can be chosen from a coherent group of courses or from more than one discipline, but should offer coherence and depth to complement the journalism program. All courses in this group must be at the 200-level or above and must not have been counted for general education credit.

Capstone Credits: 3

Journalism Program Description

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