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:
1. continue as journalism majors, and
2: enroll in CMJ 237, 332, 351, 434, 451, and 489.
- Students must earn 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 II: 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 434||Editorial & Opinion Writing (WI)|
|CMJ 435||Feature Writing|
|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|
Elective Requirements: (Up to 6 credits may be taken to complete 30 credits required)
|CMJ 100||Introduction to Mass Communication|
|CMJ 107||Communication and the Environment|
|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 391||Topics in Journalism|
|CMJ 403||Persuasion and Social Influence|
|CMJ 410||Social Influence of Mass Communication|
|CMJ 412||Electronic Media Management|
|CMJ 425||Health Campaigns|
|CMJ 460||Public Communication and Advocacy|
|CMJ 475||Sexualities in Mass Communication|
|CMJ 480||Media Theories and Research|
|CMJ 491||Topics in Journalism|
|CMJ 5xx||with departmental approval|
*Please note: only one 100-level course may count toward the major in Journalism.
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Department of Communication and Journalism External Requirements
(for all undergraduate majors in Communication, Journalism, and Mass Communication)
A total of 9 credits in the areas of Writing and Language, with at least 3 credits in each of the two areas (take 6 credits from one area; 3 credits from the other).
Writing Area: ENG 205, ENG 206, ENG 212, ENG 301, ENG 317, ENG 415, ENG 416, ENG 418 (CMJ 236 may count here if not used to fill a major requirement)
Language Area: French, German, Spanish, American Sign Language, or other language.