Journalism, Bachelor of Science
Offered by Department of Communication
|Foundational Requirements (LOPERS 1-4)||12|
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)||13|
|LOPER 8: Natural Science|
Must choose a lab science course.
|Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) 2||6|
|LOPER 9: Civic Competency and Engagement|
|Global Media Literacy|
|Wellness (LOPER 11) Optional||0|
|BS Science-related course requirements||0|
|Program Specified Requirements||3|
|Special Topics in Academic Writing and Research 3|
|Complete all required courses||36|
|Minor or 2nd Major|
|Complete all required courses 4||24|
|Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum||26|
|Total Credit Hours||120|
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.
|Journalism and Mass Communication Core Requirements|
|JMC 112||Communication Software||3|
|JMC 215||News Writing & Photography||3|
|JMC 300||Website Design||3|
|JMC 414||Communications Law||3|
|JMC 250||Video Production Foundations||2|
|JMC 302||Digital Storytelling||3|
|JMC 315||Advanced Reporting & Editing||3|
|JMC 350||News at Antelope||4|
|JMC 416||Interpretive Reporting||3|
|Select 9 credit hours of the following:||9|
|Audio Production & Announcing|
|Writing Feature and Magazine Articles|
|Commentary and Blogging|
|Topics in Mass Media|
|Mass Media and Society|
|Internship in Mass Media 6|
|Multimedia Directed Study|
|Independent Study in Mass Media 6|
|Total Credit Hours||36|
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:
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.
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).