Journalism, Bachelor of Arts

Offered by Department of Communication

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERs 1-4)12
Including:
LOPER 2: Writing Skills
Introduction of Academic Writing
LOPER 3: Oral Communication Skills
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
LOPER 4: Mathematics, Statistics, and Quantitative Reasoning
Mathematics for Liberal Arts 1
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5-8)12
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) 26
LOPER 9: Civic Competency and Engagement
Global Media Literacy
Wellness (LOPER 11) Optional0
BA Language requirement
Complete all required courses 36
Program Specified Requirements3
Special Topics in Academic Writing and Research 4
Major Option
Complete all required courses36
Minor or 2nd Major
Complete all required courses 524
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum21
Total Credit Hours120

Students selecting a major in Journalism must earn a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. in the major.

Students selecting a major in Journalism must compile evidence of achievement particular to their chosen career field. Students will present this portfolio and discuss its contents with a Faculty Portfolio Committee in the semester prior to their graduation.

Major Option

Journalism and Mass Communication Core Requirements
JMC 112Communication Software3
JMC 215News Writing & Photography3
JMC 300Website Design3
JMC 414Communications Law3
Reporting Core
JMC 250Video Production Foundations2
JMC 302Digital Storytelling3
JMC 315Advanced Reporting & Editing3
JMC 350News at Antelope4
JMC 416Interpretive Reporting3
Reporting Electives
Select 9 credit hours of the following:9
Topics 6
Audio Production & Announcing
Video Production
Writing Feature and Magazine Articles
Publication Design
Commentary and Blogging
Topics in Mass Media
Mass Media and Society
Internship in Mass Media 7
Multimedia Directed Study
Independent Study in Mass Media 7
Total Credit Hours36