Feb 01, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism Grades 5-Adult Teaching Specialization, B.A.

The journalism curriculum offers a comprehensive academic program as well as opportunities for practical media experience. Students may select from the following options:

  • Journalism as an 18-hour minor, compatible with any four-year major in either the B.A. or B.S. degree or as preparation for students planning to transfer to a four-year program.
  • The 18-hour Technical Writing Program is applicable to any bachelor’s degree, for those who want more preparation for commercial and industrial writing and editing.
  • Journalism as part of the Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree with a combination of coursework and practical experience. Requires administrative approval.
  • The journalism program has continued to move in the direction of new media so students can be better prepared for the demands of the digital newsroom.
  • The curriculum incorporates multimedia, digital imaging, participatory journalism, social media, as well as online design for Web pages, blogs, and other new media.
  • The program provides additional expertise through staff work on award-winning student publications including The Columns campus newspaper; The Mound yearbook and Whetstone, student art and literary journal. Students also develop professional skills through the off-campus internships with media professionals. Journalism minors or pre-journalism students must participate actively in the publication of student media.
  • Journalism courses are open as electives to students in any field. Students in teacher education programs are encouraged to take introductory courses such as Reporting and Multimedia News Writing, Media Literacy and History of American Journalism.
  • Journalism minors and journalism education majors will be required to produce a final portfolio of produced coursework and clippings of campus media work. They must complete a comprehensive journalism exam and an internship.


Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum (30-33 Credit Hours)

For details on the required courses, refer to the Core Curriculum   program.

Major Courses (24 Credit Hours)


Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours