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2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication/Journalism, Print and Online Media Concentration, B.A.

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The Print & Online Media Professional Emphasis focuses on reporting and writing across a variety of styles and platforms, including breaking news, enterprise journalism and features. These stories are reported and produced using words, video, audio, graphics and various digital applications. The program of study prepares students for jobs in online media outlets and print publications such as newspapers and magazines. 


All students completing a Bachelor of Arts degree are required to attain proficiency in a foreign language. Proficiency may be satisfied by completing a language class at the 103 (intermediate) level or three years of any one foreign language in high school. Students may also meet this requirement through AP testing or CLEP testing.

42 crs.

All majors must take 42 credits in the Communication/Journalism major to graduate.

The Communication/Journalism major consists of a required Communication/Journalism Core (5 courses; 15 credits), a student-selected Professional Emphasis (4 courses; 12 credits), and Communication/Journalism Electives (5 courses; 15 credits).

Theory and Writing Core (15 crs.)

Each student must complete COM 111  and COM 112  with a C or better grade before taking any other communication/journalism courses:

Each student must have the appropriate class standing before taking the final two core courses (6 crs.):

Prior to taking COM 355  students must have Jr. standing and have taken the following: COM 201  & COM 241 , or COM 285  & COM 293 , or COM 224  & COM 284 


Once a student has selected a professional emphasis area, he or she can transfer to another area if there is an opening in that emphasis and with the permission of the student's academic advisor.

Professional Emphasis (12 crs.)

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