Journalism

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This major emphasizes writing, editing and photojournalism in both print and online environments.

  • Editor
  • News Analyst
  • Program Director
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Reporter

A student majoring in Communications must complete 49 semester hours as described below. The curriculum consists of the Communications Core plus a Communications major.

COMMUNICATIONS CORE: 21 hours
The Communications Core, required of all communications majors, focuses on a broad knowledge base, introducing widely divergent areas of the field of communications. In addition, the Communications Core serves as an introduction to the Communications majors.

COEN 223 Basic Reporting and Writing for Journalism
COMM 203 Understanding Human Communication
COMM 223 Intro to Mass Media
COMM 263 Introduction to Audio and Video Communications
COMR 383 Media Technologies
COMM 412 Media Interviewing  Theory and Techniques
COMM 461 Senior Communications Seminar
COMM 483 Media Law and Ethics

JOURNALISM MAJOR: 30 hours
COMM 273 Photography
COEN 323 Advanced Reporting and Writing for Journalism
COMT 353 Convergent Media
COMJ 373 Photojournalism
COMJ 413 Editing and Design for Print Media
COMT 413 Broadcast Techniques
COMJ 423 Editing and Design for Online Media
COMJ 433 Opinion Writing
COMJ 473 Journalism Internship
Upper Division Electives from the following: 3 hours
COMM 333 Small Group Communication
COMM 353 Media Advertising
COMR 373 Principles of Public Relations
COMT 363 Video Production I

JOURNALISM MINOR: 24 hours
COEN 223 Basic Reporting and Writing for Journalism
COMM 223 Introduction to Mass Media
COMM 263 Introduction to Audio and Video Communications
COEN 323 Advanced Reporting and Writing for Journalism
COMM 353 Convergent Media
COMT 413 Broadcast Techniques
COMM 483 Media Law and Ethics
3 hours upper division communications elective