BA in Communication - Journalism Emphasis

Students majoring in communication must maintain a 2.500 grade point average (overall and in the major), complete a minimum of 40 credit hours in communication, including 21 credit hours in the communication core, and submit a portfolio of their work during their senior year — see Portfolio Requirement. At least 18 credit hours must be in either a structured or an open emphasis area.

Communication Core Courses
COMM 130Communication & Society3
or COMM 190 Introduction to Human Communication
COMM 301Writing for the Mass Audience3
COMM 325Speaking in Business and the Professions3
COMM 535Communication Analysis and Criticism3
COMM 305Visual Technologies3
or COMM 306 Introduction to Multimedia
Select two of the following:6
Communication Research and Inquiry
Communication Law and Responsibility
Historical and Theoretical Issues in Communication
Journalism Emphasis Courses
COMM 401Reporting the News3
COMM 510Editing For Print3
COMM 512Principles of Video Production3
COMM 500Advanced News and Feature Writing3
or COMM 622 Studio B: Live Television News
Select 12 credit hours of journalism-related electives12
Total Credit Hours45