The Multimedia Journalism major converges the disciplines of traditional and new media into a single stream which exposes students to and trains them to print, broadcast, digital and citizen journalism.
The major stresses basic news gathering, reporting and writing skills for multi-platform delivery, with a particular emphasis on the instantaneous dissemination advantages of social media.
The major is structured as a building process that moves students from the initial broad exposure to mass communication. The focus is on the essentials of media ethics and responsibilities and creating media professionals who will compete in any terrain around the world.
Before declaring a MMJ major, students must complete 24 credits of university coursework, complete RHET 2010 with a grade B or better, and an English Proficiency Test.
MMJ majors are not permitted to have a major in CMA or IMC. Students must complete a minimum of 120 credits for the Bachelor of Arts degree in MMJ, of which no more than 45 credits can be in MMJ and another 65 of their total credit hours must be in Humanities and Social Sciences.
Core Curriculum (40 credits)