Combined Major in English and Journalism

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program. Core requirement hours may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute a three-hour (or more) general elective in place of a core area.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or MATH 2033 Mathematical Thought (Sp, Su, Fa)
or MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (Sp, Su, Fa)
or MATH 2183 Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World (Sp, Fa)
or MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
3-4  
JOUR 1023 Media and Society (Sp, Fa)
or JOUR 1033 Fundamentals of Journalism (Sp, Su, Fa)
3  
PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa) (or fine arts university/state core requirement)3  
1013 Elementary II world language course (depending on placement in sequence)3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
MATH 2033 Mathematical Thought (Sp, Su, Fa) (if higher MATH still needed, else non-JOUR General Elective)
or MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (Sp, Su, Fa)
or MATH 2183 Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World (Sp, Fa)
or MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
  3-4
JOUR 1033 Fundamentals of Journalism (Sp, Su, Fa) (as needed)
or JOUR 1023 Media and Society (Sp, Fa)
  3
Science university/state core lecture and corequisite lab  4
2003 Intermediate I world language course (depending on placement in sequence)  3
Year Total: 15 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL from survey group3  
JOUR 2013 News Reporting I (Sp, Fa)3  
Advanced general elective3  
2013 Intermediate II world language course (strongly recommended)3  
Fine arts university/state core requirement or PLSC 2003 American National Government 3  
ENGL from survey group  3
JOUR 3013 Editing (Sp, Fa) (for Print or JOUR 2032/2031L for Broadcast)‡†  3
Social Science University/state core requirement  3
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
PHIL 2003 Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or PHIL 2103 Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
JOUR 3023 News Reporting II (Sp, Fa) (for Print or JOUR 3072/3071L for Broadcast)3  
ENGL from survey group3  
Social science University/state core requirement3  
WLIT 1113 World Literature I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or WLIT 1123 World Literature II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2123) (Sp, Su, Fa)
3  
Science university/state core lecture and corequisite lab4  
JOUR 3633 Media Law (Sp, Fa)‡†  3
ENGL/WLIT Upper Level Elective‡†  3
Second PLSC course or ECON 2143 Basic Economics  3
Cultural/Diversity Requirement or 3000+ HIST course†‡  3
General Electives  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL/WLIT Upper Level Electives†‡6  
JOUR 3123 Feature Writing (Sp, Fa) (for Print or JOUR 4863 for Broadcast)‡†3  
3000+ HIST course or ‡†Cultural/Diversity Requirement as needed‡†3  
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (Sp, Su, Fa) (or second PLSC course as needed)3  
ENGL/WLIT Upper Level Electives†‡  6
JOUR Upper-level Elective (Print) or †‡JOUR 4873 Television News Reporting II (Broadcast)  3
General Elective (Print) or JOUR Upper-level Elective (Broadcast)‡†  3
General Elective  1
Year Total: 15 13
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120