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This major prepares students for the world of news reporting, writing, new media publishing, and document design. Students learn the skills of the Information Age in labs equipped with modern electronic hardware and software that are linked to the Internet. Graduates succeed in any field where writing and a command of the language are needed. 

Students who are not proficient in computer design skills should take COMM 190 Computer Basics (1 hr) prior to enrolling in laboratory courses such as JRN 281.

Note: Student may count no more than three hours from JRN 180, 400, or 498 as directed electives.

Download Checksheet for the University Core Curriculum In addition to the departmental degree requirements, a minimum of 50 hours in the University Core Curriculum must be met.

Journalism Major

44 hours in the major
37-44 hours Mass Communication

Click here for additional regulations for majors in the Department of Communications including the required 6 hours of Communications cognates--gender & ethnic cultures....

Required Foundation & Advanced Communications Core ~ 10 hours

Required Visual, Design & Copyediting Sequence ~ 6 hours

Choose JRN 273 and then one 300-level course to complete sequence

Required Reporting, Writing & Editing Sequence ~ 9 hours

Required Convergence Course ~ 3 hours

Communication Electives ~ 9-10 hours

Communications Cognates ~ 6 hours

Click here for a list of additional Communications cognates--gender & ethnic cultures....

* Students may count no more than three hours each from JRN 180, 400, and 498 as directed electives.
** Afterr completing a required 300-level design and copyediting course, the other 300-level course would count as a Communications directed elective.
*** Students who take a gender or ethnic cognate within their major cannot count the course as both a directed eletive and a cognate.

Journalism Minor

24 semester hours

Required courses ~ 21 hours:

Elective Courses ~ 3 hours of upper-level courses as directed by advisor.

Journalism Teacher Certification Minor

NOTE: Please review the College of Liberal Arts Teacher Certification Policy. In addition to a teaching minor in journalism, in order to teach journalism in Indiana secondary schools, a student must have a teaching major in another discipline.

24 semester hours

Required courses ~ 24 hours:

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