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2019-2020 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Multimedia 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:
All students majoring in the multimedia Journalism 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. Degree Requirements
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. degree requirements or the B.S. degree requirements for a particular undergraduate program.
B.A. Degree Requirements
The B.A. degree requires a third-semester proficiency in a foreign language of the student's choice.
B.S. Degree Requirements
- COM 275 - Foundations of Communication Research Credits: 3
- COM 375 - Communication Research Credits: 3
- STA 215 - Introductory Applied Statistics Credits: 3
Multimedia Journalism Requirements (Credits: 31 to 33)
- CMJ 184 - Television Media Production Credits: 3
- CMJ 236 - News in Society Credits: 3
- CMJ 256 - News Reporting Credits: 3
- CMJ 260 - Multimedia Journalism Workshop Credits: 3
- CMJ 284 - Broadcast News I Credits: 3
- CMJ 290 - Media History Credits: 3
- CMJ 310 - Advanced Reporting Techniques Credits: 3
- CMJ 316 - News Editing and Graphics Credits: 3
- CMJ 325 - Issues in Journalism Credits: 3
- CMJ 460 - Multimedia Reporting Credits: 3
- CMJ 490 - Internship Credits: 3
Electives (Credits: 6)
Students choose six credits from any of the following courses. Note that departmental advising will play an important role, as many students are likely to take additional credits in pursuit of skills and interests in line with their specific professional goals. To that end, the courses below are organized to underscore that students will have the opportunity to specialize but will also have flexibility to explore areas of interest.
Print and Web-based Journalism
- CMJ 364 - Feature Journalism (3 credits)
- CMJ 365 - Advanced Editing (3 credits)
- CMJ 366 - Arts and Entertainment Journalism (3 credits)
- CMJ 390 - Technical Writing (3 credits)
- CMJ 481 - Investigative Reporting (3 credits)
- CMJ 265 - Introduction to Radio (3 credits)
- CMJ 320 - Advanced TV Studio Production (3 credits)
- CMJ 384 - Broadcast News II (3 credits)
- CMJ 385 - Advanced Radio (3 credits)
- CMJ 484 - TV News Workshop (3 credits)
- PHO 272 - Digital Photography 1 (3 credits)