Journalism and Mass Media Undergraduate Curricular Requirements
A minimum cumulative university grade-point average of 2.50 is required of students in order to graduate with a degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Media.
A student who graduates with a major in the School of Journalism and Mass Media must complete a minimum of 120 credits of which a maximum of 12 credits can come from experiential courses (JAMM 497, JAMM 498, JAMM 499). Students can receive no more than 6 credit hours for JAMM 498 experience; students can repeat JAMM 498 one time. Students must obtain approval from the School of Journalism and Mass Media to apply internship credit toward a degree from the school.
Majors cannot apply more than 48 hours of courses in Journalism and Mass Media toward the 120-credit degree requirement and are required to take no fewer than 60 hours in the liberal arts and sciences. Majors may count no more than 8 hours of courses in Idaho Fitness courses (IFIT 106, IFIT 107, and IFIT 108) toward the 120 credits required for the degree.
Candidates for the B.S. degree are required to complete a second major, an academic minor or area of emphasis of at least 18 credits outside the School of Journalism and Mass Media. The emphasis area must be approved by the student’s academic advisor.
JAMM 100, JAMM 121 and JAMM 122 must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better before a major may enroll in any other Journalism and Mass Media courses. All students must complete a minimum of 58 credits before enrolling in any upper-division course (numbered 300 or above) offered by the school.
No more than 18 credits of journalism and mass media courses from other institutions may be applied to a degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Media.
Students enrolled in a Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, or Broadcasting and Digital Media major may not double major in any of these four programs. Students enrolled in the Film and Television Studies major may not double major in Broadcasting and Digital Media.
Students enrolled in a Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, or Broadcasting and Digital Media major may not pursue a Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, or Broadcasting and Digital Media minor. Students enrolled in the Film and Television Studies major may not pursue a minor in Broadcasting and Digital Media.
Courses required in all majors in the School of Journalism and Mass Media (except Film & Television Studies):
|COMM 101||Fundamentals of Oral Communication||2|
|JAMM 100||Media and Society||3|
|JAMM 121||Media Writing||3|
|JAMM 122||Multimedia Storytelling||1|
|JAMM 341||Mass Media Ethics||3|
|JAMM 448||Law of Mass Media||3|
|Select two courses from the following:||6|
|Crime and the Media|
|Cultural Diversity and the Media|
|American Television Genres|
|Hollywood Portrayals of Journalists|
|Critical Issues in Mass Media|
|Media Management and Economics|
|Mass Media and Public Opinion|
|History of Mass Media|
|Women in the Media|
|Select six credits of electives in Journalism and Mass Media 1||6|
Electives: Three must be upper division credits.
Students in the School are required to complete at least 15 credit hours within one of the four majors: Advertising; Broadcasting and Digital Media; Journalism; or Public Relations.