Curriculum Requirements

JMM 102Understanding Media And Content In The Digital Age3
JMM 108Writing For The Digital Age3
COM 250Freedom of Expression and Communication Ethics3
Advanced Writing and Communication Skills Requirement
COS 211Public Speaking3
or COS 333 Business Communication
or JMM 233 Television Performance
Other Required Courses
JMM 208Fundamentals Of Newsgathering3
JMM 245Introduction to Electronic Media Production3
JMM 303Communication Law And Policy3
JMM 317Broadcast Journalism3
JMM 345Intermediate Electronic Media Production3
JMM 517Television News Reporting3
JMM 527Television News Producing3
or JMM 341 Web Design
Select 9 additional credit hours in School of Communication courses 39
Additional Suggested Courses
Consider additional elective options in Broadcast Journalism, which include (but are not limited to) the following:
Visual Design
Television Performance
Applied Statistics for Journalism and Media Management
Media Research And Analysis
Legal Issues In Media Management
Special Topics In Journalism And Media Management II
Mobile Journalism
Data Journalism
Information Graphics and Visualization
Web Design
Latinos and the Media
Special Topics In Journalism And Media Management III
Interactive Storytelling
Covering the Arts
Public Affairs Reporting
Advanced Electronic Media Production
Travel Writing
In-depth Journalism and Media Convergence
Sports and the Media
Seminar in News Ethics and Problems
Internship In Journalism And Media Management
Projects and Directed Research
Comparative Media Systems
Global Media
Seminar in Visual Storytelling
Advance Infographics And Data Visualization
Sports Reporting
Television News Producing
Database Journalism
Social Media For Journalists
The Business Of Modern Journalism
Advanced Audio Video Narratives
Feature Writing
Special Topics In Journalism And Media Management
Other JMM or COM courses as approved by a faculty advisor in JMM
Additional Requirements 1,2
ENG 105 & ENG 1066
MTH 113 or JMM 285 or STC 1033
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
STEM Cognate9
Minor, Second Major and Electives51
Total Credit Hours120
1

School of Communication students are required to complete a minimum of a minor (inside or outside of the school) in addition to their Communication major to graduate. For an optional 2nd major, please see your advisor. 

2

School of Communication students must complete 6 credits of English Composition unless exempt based on SAT/ACT score or AP/IB exam, 3-6 credits of Mathematics, University Cognates and the Advanced Writing and Communication Skills Proficiency requirement. 

Upper Level Elective Requirement

36 credits at the 300 level or higher are required for graduation. These credits may be earned from your major, minor and/or second major, and electives. 

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
JMM 102 Understanding Media And Content In The Digital Age 3
JMM 285 Applied Statistics for Journalism and Media Management (Course also satisfies School's Math requirement) 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
JMM 108 Writing For The Digital Age 3
JMM 245 Introduction to Electronic Media Production 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
Fall
JMM 208 Fundamentals Of Newsgathering 3
COM 250 Freedom of Expression and Communication Ethics 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
JMM 345 Intermediate Electronic Media Production 3
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Business Communication  
Television Performance  
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
JMM 303 Communication Law And Policy 3
JMM 317 Broadcast Journalism 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
JMM Elective Approved by JMM Faculty Advisor 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
JMM 517 Television News Reporting 3
JMM Elective Approved by JMM Faculty Advisor 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
JMM 527 or 341 Television News Producing
or Web Design
3
JMM Elective Approved by JMM Faculty Advisor 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120