Journalism B.A. with Broadcast Concentration

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 (Sp, Su, Fa) (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (if required)
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  
JOUR 1023 Media and Society (Sp, Fa)3  
PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa) (or fine arts state/university core requirement)3  
Social science state/university core requirement3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
MATH 2033 Mathematical Thought (Sp, Su, Fa) (if still needed)
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
JOUR 1033 Fundamentals of Journalism (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
Science university/state core lecture and corequisite lab  4
Fine arts state/university core requirement or PLSC 2003 American National Government, as needed  3
Year Total: 15 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
Non-JOUR General Elective3  
Social science state/university 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  
Advanced Level Elective3  
1013 Elementary II world language course (depending on placement)3  
Non-JOUR Advanced Level Elective  3
JOUR 2032 Broadcast News Reporting I (Sp, Fa)
& JOUR 2031L Broadcast News Reporting I Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
  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)
or PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions (Sp, Su, Fa)
  3
2003 Intermediate I world language course  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
JOUR 3072 Broadcast News Reporting II (Sp, Fa)
& JOUR 3071L Broadcast News Reporting II Laboratory (Sp, Fa)†‡
3  
JOUR 3633 Media Law (Sp, Fa)†‡3  
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (Sp, Su, Fa) (or PLSC course)3  
Non-JOUR General Electives6  
JOUR 4863 Television News Reporting I (Sp, Fa)†‡  3
JOUR 4893 Television News Producing (Sp, Fa)  3
JOUR 4333 Ethics in Journalism (Sp, Fa)†‡  3
or Advanced Level Elective 
PLSC course or ECON 2143 Basic Economics (as needed)  3
Science university/state core lecture and corequisite lab  4
Year Total: 15 16
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
JOUR 4873 Television News Reporting II (Sp, Fa)†‡3  
JOUR upper level elective†‡3  
Non-JOUR Cultural/diversity studies course or 3000-4000 HIST course‡†3  
Non-JOUR Advanced Level Elective6  
JOUR upper level elective‡†  3
JOUR 4981 Journalism Writing Requirement (Sp, Su, Fa)†‡  1
3000-4000 HIST course†‡ or non-JOUR cultural/diversity studies course  3
Advanced Level Elective or  3
JOUR 4333 Ethics in Journalism (Sp, Fa) (as needed)†‡ 
General Electives  3
Year Total: 15 13
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

 Meets 40-hour advanced credit hour requirement.  See Fulbright College Academic Regulations.

 Meets 24-hour rule (24 hours of 3000-4000 level courses in Fulbright College) in addition to meeting the 40-hour rule.  See Fulbright College Academic Regulations.