Complete 17 units as follows:

Journalism Core (7.5 units)

  • JOUR 110 Fundamentals of Journalism 1.0
  • JOUR 250 Radio Production (0.5)
  • JOUR 341 Journalism and the American Landscape 1.0
  • JOUR 350 Data Journalism and Media Ethics 1.0
  • JOUR 355 Editing and Design 1.0
  • JOUR 370 Media Law 1.0
  • JOUR 381 Digital Media 1.0
  • JOUR 499 Senior Seminar 1.0

Journalism Elective (1.0 unit)

  • Complete an additional unit of Journalism courses

Journalism Internship (0.5 to 1.0 units)

(Internship requirement must be completed by the end of the student’s first semester as a senior.)

  • JOUR 378 Campus Internship (0.5) or JOUR 495 Apprenticeship (1.0)

Supporting Course Work in Other Departments (3 credits)

  • One course from: ENG 265, ENG 310, ENG 260, ENG 314, ENG 480, or ENG 482.
  • One course from: any ECON course, any EMAN course, ACCT 217, MATH 105, PG 279, PSYC 210, or SOAN 279.
  • One course from: HIST 377, HIST 378, HIST 380, HIST 381, PG 261, PG 350, PG 351, PG 352, PG 353, PG 354, PG 355, PG 356, PG 358, PG 361, PG 371, or PG 373.

A Unified Concentration of Course Work (5 units)

The department recommends but does not require students to take a unified concentration of course work. Taking such courses either as 5 units, a minor or a second major allows the student to specialize in another area of interest that could be beneficial for a career. (This course work can be used to satisfy other degree requirements.)

  • An approved major OR
  • An approved minor OR
  • 5.0 units of coursework outside of journalism chosen in consultation with the Chair by the end of the first semester of junior year.

Limitations on Course Credit

  • All majors must meet the regular University distribution requirements. Courses required for the major may also be used to satisfy those distribution requirements.
  • No required courses for the major may be taken credit/no entry.
  • Although more than 13 units within the journalism program may be taken, only 13 units may be counted toward graduation.
  • A maximum of 1.5 units in JOUR 378 and JOUR 379 may count toward graduation, although more units may be taken.