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.  To review more detailed information regarding these requirements, please visit Degree Requirements >>General Education (LEP) Requirements


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.

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 

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. 


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.