Journalism Major — B.A.

James Rada, Associate Professor and Chair

The Department of Journalism offers an integrated curriculum designed to prepare students for careers in journalism, law, and other professions. Multimedia and critical, analytical thinking are key components of the curriculum. Journalism students are taught online, video and print journalism, as well as First Amendment law, ethics and history in the liberal arts tradition.


Major Requirements42
Workshop Requirements4
Minor Requirement18-25
Second Language Requirement0-12
Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) Requirements 129
Other Electives7-27
Total Credits120

Degree Requirements

Major Requirements
GCOM 13000Spark: Igniting your Future in Communications1
JOUR 11100Introduction to Journalism (ICC-CLA)4
JOUR 11200Journalism Research (ICC-CLA)4
JOUR 21100Visual Journalism4
JOUR 21300Journalism Ethics (ICC-CLA)3
JOUR 25000Journalism History3
TVR 31200Government and Media3
JOUR 38300News Editing4
JOUR 48800Issues and the News (ICC-CLA)3
JOUR 48000Multimedia Journalism4
JOUR 48400Mass Media Research3
Select TWO courses from any of the following:6
JOUR 39000-JOUR 39099
Selected Topics in Journalism (recent topics include: Entrepreneurial Journalism; Independent Media: Issues and Challenges; Media Literacy: Race, Gender and Ethnicity; Global Press Freedom & Security; Data-Driven Reporting) 1
Workshop Requirements
JOUR 48200Narrative Journalism Workshop4
or JOUR 48600 Documentary Journalism Workshop
Minor Requirement
Select a minor outside of the Roy H. Park School of Communications. 218-25
Language Requirement
Journalism majors are required to learn a non-native language through the 20200 course level or demonstrate equivalent proficiency. 30-12
Total Credits64-83