Required Courses:

 Course #  Credit Hours Course Name
____COMM1753Media Writing
____COMM2513Advertising
____COMM3553Mass Communication Law & Ethics
____ENGL2303Creative Writing
____ENGL2503Advanced Grammar
____ENGL2603Technical Writing*
____HUMN5503Seminar in the Humanities
____JOUR1601Journalism Practicum I
____JOUR2003Introduction to Journalism
____JOUR2103News Editing and Production
____JOUR4501Senior Portfolio Project
____MDIA1353Digital Photography*
Plus 6 semester hours from at least two of the following:
____JOUR1651Journalism Practicum II (on Battler Columns staff)**
____ENGL2451Practicum in Grant Writing**
PlusONE of the following:
____ENGL5003Internship in Professional Writing
____JOUR5203Internship in News Editing and Production

**May be repeated for credit.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Four semesters of one modern foreign language are required. (See policy on placement in courses)

LIBERAL STUDIES PROGRAM: As outlined on appropriate Liberal Studies Check Sheet

* Indicates courses that also meet Liberal Studies requirements

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Students must have a score of at least 20 on the ACT English test or 450 on the SAT Verbal test to be admitted as freshmen into the Journalism and Professional Writing major.

Among REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION, the student must have at least a 2.00 average in the major.

The Journalism and Professional Writing major prepares student for careers in broadcast and publication including writing, editing, and reporting. Exploration of current ethical and legal issues associated with the media is also conducted. Students receive a solid foundation in the multimedia skills that are increasingly in demand in today’s workforce. Students can gain real world experience by serving on the staff of the Battler Columns, the AB newspaper.