Requirements for Bachelor of Arts Degree

Download a degree check sheet: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (beginning Fall 2011)

Completion of 120 credit hours.

The 120 credit hours for the bachelor's degree consist of the following:

  • 31 credit hours in journalism:
    • L155 Information Resources in Journalism
    • C200 Introduction to Mass Communications
    • J200 Reporting, Writing and Editing
    • J210 Visual Communications
    • J341 Newspaper Reporting
    • J351 Newspaper Editing
    • J344 Photojournalism Reporting
    • C327 Writing for Publication (Horizon internship) which must be taken twice for a total of 6 credit hours (or approved equivalent experience)
    • J480 Senior Seminar in Journalism
    • either J300 Communications Law or J320 Principles of Creative Advertising
  • 21 credit hours in a second concentration in an academic discipline outside journalism.
    • The selection of courses for the second concentration must be approved by an academic adviser or faculty adviser.
    • Recommended second concentrations include:
      • political science
      • history
      • marketing
      • business
      • fine arts
      • religion
      • psychology
      • sociology
      • criminal justice
      • English
      • advertising
      • communications