Journalism, B.A.

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall required for graduation.

The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:  


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements.  Detailed information on these requirements is published in this section of the catalog:

Writing courses are not additional course requirements, course sections that meet this requirement are designated with a ‘W’ on the class schedule.  Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).


JRN 101 - The Media: Freedom and Power (T2AE)*
JRN 135 - Digital Media Skills or JRN 170 - Basic Drone Technology (T1TF)*
JRN 200 — Basics of Journalism
JRN 220 — Digital Reporting and Writing
JRN 227 — Audio and Video Storytelling
JRN 300 — News Writing
JRN 301 — The News Media in America
JRN 351 — Media Law and Ethics
JRN 490 - Capstone Seminar in Journalism (T3)*

An additional 12 credits of JRN


Select 12 credits outside of JRN, 9 of which must be at or above the 300-level. Select one of two

  1. A sequence of three courses in one subject, plus one related course that may be in a different discipline.
  2. Three related skills courses, such as courses in graphics, photography, or computer science, and one additional course related to a career goal.