Journalism, Bachelor of Arts

Offered by Department of Communication

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERs 1-4)12
LOPER 2: Writing Skills
Introduction to Academic Writing
LOPER 3: Oral Communication Skills
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
LOPER 4: Mathematics, Statistics, and Quantitative Reasoning
Quantitative Reasoning 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
Advanced Media Writing
Media Design
Commentary and Blogging
Topics in Mass Media
Mass Media and Society
Internship in Mass Media 7
Multimedia Capstone
Independent Study in Mass Media 7
Total Credit Hours36

Math 106 or any approved LOPER 4 course. Students without sufficient preparation will also need to take the following, increasing the total credit hours needed:

  • MATH 101

Designated courses with the appropriate content may be approved to satisfy one of the Broad Knowledge requirements plus LOPER 9 or Broad Knowledge plus LOPER 10. Courses may be approved to satisfy LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone. (Courses satisfying LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone must be 3 credit hours.) Students applying this option will need to take additional hours in other categories to meet the required GS hours.


For specific language requirements see #2 of Bachelor of Arts Degree requirements.


Students are encouraged to take the Communications specific section of ENG 102.


A minor or second major is required for a complete degree program. The number of required electives needed to reach 120 total credit hours overall will depend upon the specific program chosen.


Topics is 1 credit hour and may be taken twice (any topics but InDesign and Photoshop).


May take no more than 2 credit hours from JMC 475 or JMC 499 for major elective credit.