Program Requirements

The journalism major requires you to have a minor or second major.

You will also complete an internship.

Major requirements (42 hours)

Note: three hours may double count in General Education requirements.

  1. Specific General Education Requirement: MED 120(3).
  2. Departmental required courses: MED 130(3), 304(3), 581(3); JRN 407(3).
  3. Journalism core: JRN 270(3), 478(3), 595(3); MED 345(3).
  4. Writing*: three hours from JRN 370(3), 381(3).
  5. Area of Concentration: nine hours from JRN 370(3), 374(3), 375(3), 376(3), 381(3), 384(3), 388(3), 476(3), 481(3), 572(3); MED 355(3).
  6. Capstone Experience*: three hours from JRN 481(3), 572(3).
  7. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of MED 581(3).
  8. Minor required (or second major). Note: No course may count for both the Journalism major and the minor.

* A course counted toward the Writing requirement or the Capstone Experience requirement will not also count toward the Area of Concentration requirements.

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Accelerated graduate program in Professional Studies

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Master of Professional Studies program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.

Accelerated graduate program in Communication

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Communication program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.