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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE WITH A MAJOR IN JOURNALISM & PUBLIC RELATIONS

REQUIREMENTS-- 40 semester hours as follows:

Required core courses --- 25 hours:

  • JOUR 130 Introduction to Journalism and Public Relations
  • JOUR 230 Public Relations Writing
  • COMM 231 Print and Web Journalism
  • COMM 233 Communication Graphics
  • JOUR 331 Public Relations and Advertising
  • COMM 339 Media Law
  • JOUR 418 Senior Colloquium
  • JOUR 430 Media, Technology and Society

Three semester hours of COMM 416 – Journalism Practicum

Three courses (9 hours) selected from the following:

  • COMM 334 TV Journalism
  • COMM 336 Writing for the Mass Media
  • JOUR 330 Editing and Layout for Print
  • JOUR 332 Magazine and Feature Writing
  • JOUR 431 New Media and Online Content
  • JOUR 432 Public Relations Management

Plus 6 additional hours of elective work from the following:

  • ART 334 Photography
  • BADM 332 Business Communications
  • COMM 232 Interviewing
  • COMM 338 Radio Broadcasting
  • COMM 430 Screenwriting
  • COMM 433 Senior Studies (Journalism Emphasis)
  • COMM 490 Special Topics (Journalism Emphasis)
  • COMM 491 Internship
  • ENGL 338 Writing and Publishing with the New Media
  • ENGL 438 Advanced Writing
  • POLS 233 American National Government

 


MINOR IN JOURNALISM

REQUIREMENTS-- 21 semester hours as follows:

Required core courses – 15 hours:

  • JOUR 130 Introduction to Journalism and Public Relations
  • COMM 231 Print and Web Journalism
  • COMM 233 Communication Graphics
  • COMM 339 Media Law
  • Three Semester Hours of COMM 416 Journalism Practicum

Plus 6 hours of elective course work from the following:

  • ART 334 Photography
  • BADM 332 Business Communications
  • COMM 232 Interviewing
  • COMM 334 TV Journalism
  • COMM 336 Writing for the Mass Media
  • COMM 338 Radio Broadcasting
  • COMM 430 Screenwriting
  • ENGL 338 Writing and Publishing with the New Media
  • ENGL 438 Advanced Writing
  • JOUR 230 Public Relations Writing
  • JOUR 330 Editing and Layout for Print
  • JOUR 331 Public Relations and Advertising
  • JOUR 332 Magazine and Feature Writing
  • JOUR 430 Media, Technology and Society
  • JOUR 431 New Media and Online Content
  • JOUR 432 Public Relations Management

 


MINOR IN PUBLIC RELATIONS

REQUIREMENTS-- 21 HOURS

Required Core Course -- 15 hours:

  • JOUR 130 Introduction to Journalism and Public Relations
  • JOUR 230 Public Relations Writing
  • JOUR 331 Public Relations and Advertising
  • JOUR 432 Public Relations Management
  • Three Semester Hours of COMM 416 Journalism Practicum

Electives – 6 hours from the following:

  • ART 334 Photography
  • BADM 332 Business Communications
  • COMM 231 Print and Web Journalism
  • COMM 232 Interviewing
  • COMM 233 Communication Graphics
  • COMM 334 TV Journalism
  • COMM 336 Writing for the Mass Media
  • COMM 338 Radio Broadcasting
  • COMM 339 Media Law
  • COMM 430 Screenwriting
  • ENGL 338 Writing and Publishing with the New Media
  • ENGL 438 Advanced Writing
  • JOUR 330 Editing and Layout for Print
  • JOUR 332 Magazine and Feature Writing
  • JOUR 430 Media, Technology and Society
  • JOUR 431 New Media and Online Content