Degree Requirements

Please reference the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalogue for course requirements specific to the Journalism major and minor.

  • Courses in journalism history, media law and ethics, and press theory form the philosophical foundation for the major and minor.
  • Journalism students, in their work, focus on issues of civic and cultural importance with a traditional news stance, but there are ample opportunities for experimentation with the styles of journalism appropriate for magazines, publications with a literary bent, and emerging Internet-based platforms. Students also hone their visual storytelling skills in courses such as photojournalism and emerging media.
  • Students pursuing a major or minor in journalism choose from an array of elective courses, including literary journalism, news leadership, media ethics, emerging media, and sports writing.