Journalism B.A. with News/Editorial Sequence

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program as well as Fulbright College requirements.

State minimum core requirements may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute with general electives. Students should consult with their academic advisor.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1:
MATH 1313 Quantitative Reasoning (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1113)
or MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
3  
or any MATH course numbered higher than MATH 1203
JOUR 1023 Media and Society3  
PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) ((Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2) or Fine Arts State Minimum Core requirement (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)13  
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)23  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203) (if still needed)
or MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics
or MATH 2183 Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World
or MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)
or STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)
  3
or any higher level MATH course
JOUR 1033 Media Writing  3
Science State Minimum Core with corequisite lab (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
Fine Arts State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)1  3
Year Total: 15 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
JOUR 2013 News Reporting I3  
Journalism Digital Requirement: JOUR 2053 Multimedia Journalism (to be taken concurrently or after JOUR 2013 News Reporting I)3  
Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.2 and 4.1:
WLIT 1113 World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 CE (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113)
or WLIT 1123 World Literature: 1650CE to Present (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2123)
3  
World language at the Elementary I level (1000-level)3  
Science State Minimum Core with corequisite lab (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)4  
JOUR 3013 Editing  3
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)  3
PHIL 2003 Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103)
or PHIL 2103 Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003)
or PHIL 3103 Ethics and the Professions
  3
World language at the Elementary II level (1000-level)  3
Journalism Digital Requirement: JOUR 2053 Multimedia Journalism (to be taken concurrently or after JOUR 2013 News Reporting I) or general electives if already completed.  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
JOUR 3123 Feature Writing3  
JOUR 3633 Media Law3  
World language at the Intermediate I level (2000-level)3  
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)3  
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)23  
JOUR 3023 News Reporting II
or JOUR 4503 Magazine Writing
or JOUR 4553 Magazine Editing and Production I
  3
JOUR or ADPR course 3000-level or higher  3
Any PLSC course  3
Non-JOUR/ADPR General Electives  6
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
JOUR or ADPR course 3000-level or higher3  
Cultural/diversity requirement or HIST elective 3000-level or higher3  
JOUR 4333 Ethics in Journalism3  
Non-JOUR/ADPR General Electives6  
JOUR 4981 Journalism Writing Requirement (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)  1
Cultural/diversity requirement or HIST elective 3000-level or higher  3
If a HIST course was already completed that satisfies both requirements, then select non-JOUR general electives.
JOUR or ADPR course 3000-level or higher  3
Non-JOUR/ADPR General Electives  6
Year Total: 15 13
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120