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Undergraduate Program - BA in Journalism

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism 

(CMJ Students must earn a B or better in CMJ 236 and pass a writing exam in order to continue as a journalism majors and obtain a C- or better in CMJ courses in order to count toward the major; WI = Writing Intensive.)

Core Course Requirements 3 courses (9 credits)

CMJ 211 Journalism Studies I: Introduction and History 
CMJ 236 Journalism Writing and Editing (B or better) (WI)
CMJ 375 Journalism Studies 11: Law and Ethics 
JOU Major Writing Exam 


Professional Course Requirements 3 or more courses (9 or more credits)

CMJ 237 Journalism Across Platforms, 4 cr. (WI)
CMJ 332 Public Affairs Reporting and Research (WI)
CMJ 351 Multimedia Production, 4 cr. 
CMJ 481 Digital Journalism, 4 cr. (if not capstone) 
CMJ 484 Investigative Journalism (if not capstone) 
CMJ 489 Seminar-Media Ethics and Issues (if not capstone) 


Capstone Requirement: (select one; 3 or 4 credits

CMJ 481 Digital Journalism 
CMJ 484 Investigative Journalism 
CMJ 489 Seminar-Media Ethics and Issues 


Internship Requirements: (3 credits)

CMJ 395 Student Media Practicum
CMJ 495 Internship 


Elective Requirements: (Up to 6 credits may be taken to complete 30 credits required)

CMJ 100 Introduction to Mass Communication 
CMJ 245 Film Criticism and Theory 
CMJ 261 Photographic Reporting and Storytelling 
CMJ 314 International Mass Communication 
CMJ 330 Copy Editing 
CMJ 347 Argument and Critical Thinking 
CMJ 361 Documentary Photography and Audio 
CMJ 367 Public Relations 
CMJ 370 Visual Communication 
CMJ 376 Modes of Media Criticism 
CMJ 380 Advertising, Media and Society 
CMJ 403 Persuasion and Social Influence 
CMJ 410 Social Influence of Mass Communication 
CMJ 412 Electronic Media Management 
CMJ 425 Health Campaigns  
CMJ 434 Editorial and Opinion Writing  
CMJ 435 Feature Writing 
CMJ 460 Public Communication and Advocacy 
CMJ 475 Sexualities in Mass Communication 
CMJ 480 Media Theories and Research 
CMJ 398/498 Topics in Mass Communication 
CMJ 500-level Department Approval 


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