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

Communication/Journalism, Electronic Media Concentration, B.A.

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The electronic media professional emphasis prepares students for careers working in television, radio, cable, web streaming and video production. In addition to being able to take professional classes in  areas like electronic news gathering, studio and remote field production, sports journalism, media advertising, and on-air producing and performance, students benefit from hands-on experience through WSYC-FM and SUTV, our student-run radio and television stations, and two professional internship opportunities.


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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