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 Physical Education activity courses (PEB 106, PEB 107 and PEB 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.

A student may not double major in the School of Journalism and Mass Media.

Courses required in all majors in the School of Journalism and Mass Media:

COMM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
JAMM 100Media and Society3
JAMM 121Media Writing3
JAMM 122Multimedia Storytelling1
JAMM 341Mass Media Ethics3
JAMM 448Law of Mass Media3
Select two courses from the following:6
Crime and the Media
Cultural Diversity and the Media
American Television Genres
Hollywood Portrayals of Journalists
Narrative Journalism
Critical Issues in Mass Media
Media Management and Economics
Mass Media and Public Opinion
History of Mass Media
Women in the Media
Documentary Film
Global Media
Select six credits of electives in Journalism and Mass Media 16
Total Hours27