Northern Television Center

Academics

Students declaring a Major or Minor in Journalism may select courses that concentrate their academic experience in the area of broadcast news. The broadcast journalism "sequence" includes six academic courses taken during a four-semester period. Five of the courses are required by Journalism Majors and Minors for graduation. One is a recommended elective course.

JOUR 200A - Basic News Writing Credits: 3    OR
JOUR 200B - Basic News Writing Credits: 3
JOUR 354 - Fundamentals of Broadcast News Credits: 3
JOUR 356 - Electronic News Gathering and Editing Credits: 3
JOUR 355 - Advanced Televison News Writing and Reporting Credits: 3
JOUR 357 - Advanced Television News Production Credits: 3
JOUR 364 - TV News Producing and Directing Credits: 3

Other Department Requirements:

JOUR 449 - Media Management Credits: 3
JOUR 480 - Journalism Law and Regulation Credits: 3

AND

One of the following:

JOUR 481 - History of Journalism Credits: 3
JOUR 482 - International News Communications Credits: 3
JOUR 483 - Mass Media in Modern Society Credits: 3

AND

Electives from other journalism courses or courses not selected from above (6)

AND

Requirements outside the Department (B.A., 0-12; B.S., 10-15):

For the B.A. degree
Fulfillment of B.A. foreign language requirement (0-12)
See “Foreign Language Requirement for the B.A. Degree” in the Other Graduation Requirements section of the undergraduate catalog.

For the B.S. degree
Mathematics/laboratory science sequence (10-15)
See “College Requirement for the B.S. Degree” in the Other Graduation Requirements section of the undergraduate catalog.

Total Hours for Major in Journalism: 30-42 (B.A.) OR 40-45 (B.S.)