|Course #||Credit Hours||Course Name|
|____||COMM||355||3||Mass Communication Law & Ethics|
|____||JOUR||160||1||Journalism Practicum I|
|____||JOUR||200||3||Introduction to Journalism|
|____||JOUR||210||3||News Editing and Production|
|Plus 6 semester hours from at least two of the following:|
|____||JOUR||165||1||Journalism Practicum II (on Battler Columns staff)**|
|____||ENGL||245||1||Practicum in Grant Writing**|
|Plus ONE of the following:|
|____||ENGL||495||3||Internship in Professional Writing|
|____||JOUR||495||3||Internship 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 a grade point average of 2.00 or higher in the major and have 120 college level credit hours.
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.