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2007-2008 Academic Catalog 
2007-2008 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Journalism and Mass Communication (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts

Coursework is professionally oriented to train students to international standards in the skills of writing, reporting, editing, and production, as well as in media history, ethics, and responsibility.

To declare a sequence in the JRMC major, students must have completed 24 hours of university coursework and must have completed or be currently enrolled in RHET 103.

Students from Arab countries must complete the university’s general requirements in Arabic language before taking 300- and 400-level courses in journalism and mass communication.

Television courses are supported by the department’s professionally equipped Center for Electronic Journalism.

A total of 120 credits is required for a bachelor’s degree from this university. Students in journalism and mass communication taking professional sequences in journalism, broadcast journalism or integrated marketing communication must complete at least 36 credits.

Core Curriculum (34-46 credits)
Concentration Requirements for JMC Major (36-42 credits)
Collateral Requirements (21 credits)
General Electives/Minor (11-29 credits, depending on the number of credit hours needed to complete the 120 stated above).


Choose one of the following sequences in broadcast journalism, integrated marketing communication or journalism:

Collateral Requirements for all JMC students: (21 credits)

Students in journalism and broadcast journalism must select up to seven courses from the list below to satisfy a 21-credit-hour collateral requirement. Students can choose one to two courses from the list in addition to a minor of 15-18 credits in some discipline other than journalism and mass communication. Students in the integrated marketing communication specialization must select at least three courses from the following list to meet the 21-credit requirement.