Sequence Information

Concentrations

A concentration in News-Editorial, Public Relations, Advertising, Photography or our emerging sequence in Broadcasting equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to explore a broad-based liberal arts degree, while also earning a skills and theory-based degree backed up with practical experience.

All majors in our department must complete a minor offered in another department of the College of Arts & Sciences or a concentration from a school outside of Arts & Sciences.

In addition, our department offers three choices for outside majors wishing to obtain a minor in  JPR&NM: public relations, photojournalism, advertising or the news-editorial minor. Each consists of 18 semester hours. Equally, a secondary major from our department allows students to earn one bachelor's degree together with a secondary major associated with a different degree program without fulfilling all the core requirements associated with that second degree.

Number of hours/units required for graduation:

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism (JPR&NM) requires a minimum of 124 credit hours

Number of hours/units required for a major/degree:

33 semester hours

Core Courses for ALL Students in the JPR&NM Program:
JOU 2303 Reporting and Writing for Media
JOU 3325 Editing
JOU 4380 Law and Ethics of Journalism
Courses in track/sequence that all students in track/sequence must take: Degree emphasis (Provide number of credits earned.)
 
All courses are 3 credit hours.
Sequence I: News Editorial
JOU 3355 Media Photography I
JOU 3375 Advanced Reporting and Writing
JOU (3376 or 4359) History of American Journalism or History of Photography
JOU 4325 Advanced Editing
JOU 4340 Writing and Editing for On-Line Media
 
Sequence II: Public Relations
JOU 3367 Principles of Advertising and Public Relations
JOU (3374 or 3375 or 3389) Public Relations Writing, or Advanced Reporting and Writing, or Magazine and Feature Writing
JOU 4368 Advanced Public Relations
JOU 4371 Public Relations Media Programming
JOU (3355 or 4325 or 4340) Media Photo I: Introduction or Advanced Editing, or Writing and Editing for Online Media
 
Sequence III: Advertising
JOU (3320 or 3367) Advertising Procedures, or Principles of Advertising and Public Relations
JOU 3321 Advertising Copywriting
JOU 3369 Media Design
JOU (3374 or 3375 or 3389) Public Relations Writing, or Advanced Reporting and Writing, or Magazine and Feature Writing
JOU 4315 Strategic Communication Research
JOU 4320 Advertising Management
 
Sequence IV: Photojournalism
JOU 3355 Media Photography I: Introduction
JOU 3356 Media Photography II: Photojournalism
JOU 3357 Advanced Photography
JOU 3358 Video Photojournalism
JOU 3369 Media Design
JOU (3374 or 3375 or 3389) Public Relations Writing, or Advanced Reporting and Writing, or Magazine and Feature Writing
JOU 4359 History of Photography
 
Elective course or courses that must be taken within the track/sequence:
Sequence I: News Editorial
Nine semesters of any level JOU electives, not to include JOU 3372 Writing for Media Markets
Sequence II: Public Relations
Nine semesters of any level JOU electives, not to include JOU 3372 Writing for Media Markets
Sequence III: Advertising
Six semesters of any level JOU electives, not to include JOU 3372 Writing for Media Markets
Sequence IV: Photojournalism
Three semesters of any level JOU electives not to include JOU 3372 Writing for Media Markets

Proposed Sequence
One new sequence has been proposed to become a permanent part of the curriculum: Broadcast Sequence. The Broadcast Sequence is currently under review by the departmental curriculum committee, and it will incorporate existing courses and new courses developed specifically for the sequence. Once it has been approved by the curriculum committee, it will be formally submitted to the College of Arts & Sciences.


Required outside of the accredited unit
A minor offered in the College of Arts and Sciences is required