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B.A., Journalism and Public Relations Curriculum

Undergraduate students in the Journalism and Public Relations major must complete 48 program credits to satisfy degree requirements. This major offers two concentration tracks: Journalism, or Public Relations.

Area Concentration:

All program majors must pursue a track in either Journalism or Public Relations. Students select courses each semester in consultation with his/her advisor and recommended study plan.

Journalism Track


COST 1600 Oral Communication (3 credits)
COMM 1421 Writing for the Media (3 credits)
COMM 1670 Introduction to Communication Theory (3 credits)
COMM 2134 Communication Ethics (3 credits)
COMM 2135 Communication Research (3 credits)
COMM 2136 Communication Law (3 credits)


COJR 2421  News Reporting (3 credits)
COJR 3428  Publications Editing (3 credits)
COJR 3421  Advanced News Reporting (3 credits)
COJR 2431  American Journalism (3 credits)
COJR 5499  Senior Seminar: Journalism (3 credits)

One of the following:
COTC 2240 Media Criticism (3 credits)
COJR 3430 Journalistic Tradition (3 credits)
COJR 3432 Women and the Media (3 credits) 

Two of the Following:
COPA 2521 Public Relations I (3 credits)
COJR 3426 Magazine Writing (3 credits)
COJR 4424 Broadcast News I (3 credits)
COJR 4425 Broadcast News II (3 credits) 

Two of the following:
COBF 2223 Television Production I (3 credits)
COGR 2324 Desktop Publishing (3 credits)
ADIM 2112 Introduction to Multimedia (3 credits)
ADIM 3325 Digital Photography (3 credits)
    

Public Relations Track


COST 1600 Oral Communication (3 credits)
COMM 1421 Writing for the Media (3 credits)
COMM 1670 Introduction to Communication Theory (3 credits)
COMM 2134 Communication Ethics (3 credits)
COMM 2135 Communication Law (3 credits)
COPA 2512 Public Relations I (3 credits)
COPA 2515 Promotional Writing (3 credits)
COPA 3522 Public Relations II (3 credits)
COJR 2431 American Journalism (3 credits)
COPA 5899 Senior Seminar: Public Relations (3 credits) 

One of the following:
COTC 2240 Media Criticism (3 credits)
COJR 3430 Journalistic Tradition (3 credits)
COJR 3432 Women and Media (3 credits) 

Two of the following:
COJR 2421  News Reporting (3 credits)
COJR 4424  Broadcast News I (3 credits)
COPA 2521  Print Advertising (3 credits)
COPA 3521  Broadcast Advertising (3 credits) 

Two of the following:
COBF 2223 Television Production I (3 credits)
COJR 3428 Publications Editing (3 credits)
COGR 2324 Desktop Publishing (3 credits) 
COGR 3323 Presentation Graphics (3 credits)
    

Journalism and Public Relations Minor

COTC 1131 Mass Communication I (3 credits)
COMM 2134 Communication Ethics (3 credits)  
COJR 2431 American Journalism (3 credits)

Four additional communication elective courses (12 credits) must also be completed, as approved by the area’s academic advisor.

Full course descriptions are available from the Undergraduate Catalogue.

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