College of Arts & Sciences
Curriculum

In addition to meeting the standards and requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, degree candidates must complete the communication program of 42 credits as outlined. The department requires a 2.5 GPA in order to be signed into the major. The chair of the department may modify the program in view of a transfer candidate’s academic background.

Some general courses are required of all majors, but, in consultation with an adviser, the student’s elective program is chosen according to interests and needs.
View the College of Arts & Sciences Core Curriculum requirements »

Major Requirements

 I. Journalism Track:    
 COJR 2431  American Journalism  
 COMM 2136  Communication Law  
 COPA 2512  Public Relations I  
 COJR 2421  News Reporting  
 COJR 3428  Publication Editing  
 COJR 3421  Advanced News Reporting  
 COTC 5000  Portfolio (1 credit)  
 COJR 5499  Senior Seminar: Journalism  
 One of following:    
 COTC 2240  Media Criticism  
 COJR 3430  Journalistic Tradition  
 COJR 3432  Women and Media  
 One of following:    
 COJR 3426  Magazine Writing  
 COJR 4424  Broadcast News  
 Two of the following:    
 COBF 2223  Television Production I  
 COGR 2324  Desktop Publishing  
 COGR 2112  Introduction to Multimedia  
 COGR 3325  Digital Photography  
 II. Public Relations Track    
 COJR 2431  American Journalism  
 COMM 2136  Communication Law  
 COPA 2512  Public Relations I  
 COPA 2525  News Reporting  
 COPA 3522  Public Relations II  
 COTC 5000  Portfolio (1 credit)  
 COPA 5599  Senior Seminar: Public Relations  
 One of following:    
 COTC 2240  Media Criticism  
 COJR 3430  Journalistic Tradition  
 COJR 3432  Women and Media  
 One of following:    
 COPA 2521  Newspaper Advertising  
 COPA 3521  Broadcast Advertising  
 Two of following:    
 COBF 2223  Television Production I  
 COGR 2324  Desktop Publishing  
 COJR 3428  Publications Editing  
 COGR 3323
 Presentation Graphics


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