A student who intends to major in Communication must earn at least two B’s and a C in the three required communications courses – ENGL 131, ENGL 132, and COMM 201 - Communication Skills - by the end of the sophomore year. The minimum overall grade point average for students to be admitted into the Journalism and Mass Communication major is 2.0.
The program is designed to prepare students to become skillful reporters, researchers, and writers for print media, including newspapers and magazines. The course of study provides both theoretical studies and hands-on experience with computer-based editing equipment. Additionally, students will have opportunities to gain work-related experience in the mass media.
The following outline of courses details the 120 credit hours required for the Bachelor Arts in JMC Print Concentration. Meeting graduation requirements is the responsibility of the student. Refer to the catalog for curricular specifics and a complete listing of required and elective courses and descriptions. Students must earn “C” or better in all “TEP” courses.