Required Courses:

 Course #  Credit Hours Course Name
____COMM1753Media Writing
____COMM3553Mass Communication Law & Ethics
____COMM4903PR/Communication Campaigns
____ENGL2303Creative Writing
____ENGL2503Advanced Grammar
____ENGL2603Technical Writing*
____JOUR1601Journalism Practicum I
____JOUR2003Introduction to Journalism
____JOUR2103News Editing and Production
____MDIA1353Digital Photography*
Plus 6 semester hours from at least two of the following:
____JOUR1651Journalism Practicum II (on Battler Columns staff)**
____ENGL2451Practicum in Grant Writing**
Plus ONE of the following:
____ENGL4953Internship in Professional Writing
____JOUR4953Internship 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 the 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 a grade point average of 2.00 or higher in the major and have 120 college-level credit hours.

Prepare for a Career in Broadcast and Publication

The Journalism and Professional Writing major prepares the 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.