Program Requirements

Completing your degree in journalism

If you are pursuing a degree in journalism, you must meet the requirements below to be eligible for graduation. Also, you must complete the general education program, fulfill the general baccalaureate degree requirements and complete at least 125 hours of course work.

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Program requirements

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
    Specific General Education Requirement: MED 120(3)
  2. Major Requirements (48 hours)
    1. Departmental Preadmission Core: MED 130(3), 220(3)
    2. Departmental Required Courses: MED 304(3), 581(3); JRN 407(3)
    3. Journalism Core: JRN 270(3), 595(3)
    4. Writing: JRN 370(3), 381(3)
    5. Reporting: JRN 388(3), 572(3)
    6. Performance: JRN 384(3)
    7. Convergence and Technology Expertise: JRN 478(3); select 3 hours from JRN 476(3) or 481(3)
    8. Capstone Experience: select 3  hours from JRN 374(3), 375(3), 376(3), 592(3)
    9. Select 3 hours from MED 355(3), 390(3), or any JRN course
    10. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of MED 581(3).
  3. Minor required. Note: No course may count for both the Journalism major and the minor.
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Journalism internship

The journalism program requires that you complete an internship with a professional news organization. Internships provide professional experience that employers highly value.
Through your internship, you experience firsthand what it is like to work in a particular profession or organization. You can earn up to six hours of credit for your internship experience. Talk with your advisor about the requirements for successfully completing your internship.