B.A. in Communication (Media Studies) – Option: Journalism

Course Requirements (126 Credit Hours)

A. General Educaton Requirements (54 – 57 credit hours)

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Plus:

B. Department Core (7 – 9 credits)

COM 103

Freshman Seminar in Communication

OR

other Freshman Seminar Course (1 – 3 cr. hrs.)

COM 201

Introduction to Media Studies

COM 228

Introduction to Communication Studies

C. Journalism Core (27 credit hours)

COM 255

Intro to News Reporting & Writing

COM 305

News Editing

COM 306

Advanced News Reporting & Writing

COM 309

Visual Communication

COM 330

Theories of Mass Communication

COM 352

Mass Communication Law

COM 403

Communication Ethics

COM 451

Magazine Journalism

A&D 222

Introduction to Photography

D. Choose 4 of the following courses (12 credits)

COM 253

Introduction to Public Relations

COM 302

Publication Design

COM 325

Interviewing: Principles & Practice

COM 327

International Communication

COM 331

Audio Production

COM 332

Television Production

COM 334

Journalism for the Electronic Media

COM 353

Problems in Public Relations

COM 436

Script Writing

COM 441

Advanced Television Production

COM 446

Advertising Management

COM 460

Advanced Public Relations

COM 490

Internship in Communication

ENGL 406

Review Writing

E. Electives (21 – 26 credit hours)