The Journalism (JOUR) major requires eleven courses.
- Departmental introductory course: COMM 1000: Fundamentals of Communication and Media Studies (new) or COMM 1010 - Introduction to Communication and Media Studies
- JOUR 1701 - Introduction to Multimedia Journalism with Lab
- Note: Intro to Journalism without Lab (JOUR 1702) may apply with permission of associate chair
- Journalism Ethics course (one of the following):
- COMC 3370 - Ethical Issues and the Media
- JOUR 4750 - Values in the News
- COMC 4360 - Community Ethics and Public Sphere
- JOUR 4770 - Media Law and Journalism Ethics
- DTEM 4480: Digital Media & Public Responsibility
- COMC 3340 - Freedom of Expression
- Social Media course (one of the following):
- JOUR 3776 - Social Media for Journalists
- DTEM 3476/COMM 3307 - Social Media
- CMBU 4453 - Social Media (Gabelli)
- One Law, History or Policy course
- See University Bulletin for a list of courses that fulfill this requirement.
- Three Intermediate/Advanced Journalism Reporting/Writing courses
- Three Journalism-related electives (any course with subject code JOUR or on an approved list)
Click here for the requirement checklist.
*To become a journalism major, a student must demontrate an earned cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better or receive written permission from the associate chair or chair of the department. In addition, no D-grade work will be credited toward the major or minor.
**Double majors may count up to two courses from another major within our department, excluding any course with a COMM designator.