Curriculum Requirements - No Track

Core Courses
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 Requirement3
Public Speaking
Business Communication
Television Performance
Other Required Courses
JMM 208Fundamentals Of Newsgathering3
JMM 303Communication Law And Policy3
JMM 444Public Affairs Reporting3
or JMM 544 Feature Writing
JMM 461Seminar in News Ethics and Problems3
Select 18 credit hours of JMM Electives with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor:18
Visual Design
Introduction to Documentary Photography
Introduction to Electronic Media Production
Applied Statistics for Journalism and Media Management
Journalism Practicum
Media Research And Analysis
Legal Issues In Media Management
Special Topics In Journalism And Media Management II
Special Topics In Journalism And Media Management III
Mobile Journalism
Data Journalism
Broadcast Journalism
History of Journalism
Information Graphics and Visualization
Web Design
Intermediate Electronic Media Production
Advanced Documentary Photography
Newspaper Editing and Layout
Publication Planning and Editing
Editorial Interpretation of Contemporary Events
Media Economics
Advanced Feature Design
Interactive Storytelling
Programming For Interactivity
Media Distribution for Film and Television
Online Journalism
Covering the Arts
Public Affairs Reporting
Travel Writing
In-depth Journalism and Media Convergence
Sports and the Media
Internship In Journalism And Media Management
Projects and Directed Research
Comparative Media Systems
Global Media
Computer-Assisted Reporting
Reporting and the Internet
Television News Reporting
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
Magazine Planning
3D Design and Graphics
Special Topics In Journalism And Media Management
Additional Requirements 1,2
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
STEM Cognate9
Minor, Second Major and Electives60
Total Credit Hours120
1

 SoC 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

 SoC 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. 

Digital Media Track 

Core Courses
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 Requirement3
Public Speaking
Business Communication
Television Performance
Other Required Courses
JMM 208Fundamentals Of Newsgathering3
JMM 303Communication Law And Policy3
JMM 444Public Affairs Reporting3
or JMM 544 Feature Writing
JMM 461Seminar in News Ethics and Problems3
Select 18 credit hours of JMM Electives with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor:18
Visual Design
Introduction to Documentary Photography
Introduction to Electronic Media Production
Applied Statistics for Journalism and Media Management
Journalism Practicum
Media Research And Analysis
Special Topics In Journalism And Media Management II
Special Topics In Journalism And Media Management III
Mobile Journalism
Data Journalism
Broadcast Journalism
History of Journalism
Information Graphics and Visualization
Web Design
Intermediate Electronic Media Production
Advanced Documentary Photography
Newspaper Editing and Layout
Publication Planning and Editing
Editorial Interpretation of Contemporary Events
Media Economics
Advanced Feature Design
Interactive Storytelling
Programming For Interactivity
Media Distribution for Film and Television
Online Journalism
Covering the Arts
Public Affairs Reporting
Travel Writing
In-depth Journalism and Media Convergence
Sports and the Media
Internship In Journalism And Media Management
Projects and Directed Research
Comparative Media Systems
Global Media
Computer-Assisted Reporting
Reporting and the Internet
Television News Reporting
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
Magazine Planning
3D Design and Graphics
Special Topics In Journalism And Media Management
Additional Requirements 1, 2
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
STEM Cognate9
Minor, Second Major and Electives60
Total Credit Hours120
1

 SoC 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

 SoC 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. 

Writing and Reporting General Track

Core Courses
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 Requirement3
Public Speaking
Business Communication
Television Performance
Other Required Courses
JMM 208Fundamentals Of Newsgathering3
JMM 303Communication Law And Policy3
JMM 444Public Affairs Reporting3
or JMM 544 Feature Writing
JMM 461Seminar in News Ethics and Problems3
Select 18 credit hours of JMM Electives with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor:18
Visual Design
Introduction to Documentary Photography
Introduction to Electronic Media Production
Applied Statistics for Journalism and Media Management
Journalism Practicum
Media Research And Analysis
Special Topics In Journalism And Media Management II
Special Topics In Journalism And Media Management III
Mobile Journalism
Data Journalism
Broadcast Journalism
History of Journalism
Information Graphics and Visualization
Web Design
Intermediate Electronic Media Production
Advanced Documentary Photography
Newspaper Editing and Layout
Publication Planning and Editing
Editorial Interpretation of Contemporary Events
Media Economics
Advanced Feature Design
Interactive Storytelling
Programming For Interactivity
Media Distribution for Film and Television
Online Journalism
Covering the Arts
Public Affairs Reporting
Travel Writing
In-depth Journalism and Media Convergence
Sports and the Media
Internship In Journalism And Media Management
Projects and Directed Research
Comparative Media Systems
Global Media
Computer-Assisted Reporting
Reporting and the Internet
Television News Reporting
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
Magazine Planning
3D Design and Graphics
Special Topics In Journalism And Media Management
Additional Requirements 1, 2
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
STEM Cognate9
Minor or Second Major and Electives60
Total Credit Hours120
1

 SoC 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

 SoC 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 for Journalism Major

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
JMM 102 Understanding Media And Content In The Digital Age 3
JMM 108 Writing For The Digital Age 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
JMM 106 Visual Design 3
JMM 208 Fundamentals Of Newsgathering 3
JMM 285 or MTH 113 Applied Statistics for Journalism and Media Management
or Finite Mathematics
3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
Fall
JMM 245 Introduction to Electronic Media Production 3
COM 250 Freedom of Expression and Communication Ethics 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
JMM 303 Communication Law And Policy 3
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Business Communication  
Television Performance  
JMM Elective in Writing and Reporting or Digital Skills track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
JMM 444 or 544 Public Affairs Reporting
or Feature Writing
3
JMM Elective in Writing and Reporting or Digital Skills track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
JMM 461 Seminar in News Ethics and Problems 3
JMM Elective in Writing and Reporting or Digital Skills track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
JMM Elective in Writing and Reporting or Digital Skills track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
JMM Elective in Writing and Reporting or Digital Skills track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
JMM Elective in Writing and Reporting or Digital Skills track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120

Suggested Plan of Study for Digital Media Track

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
JMM 102 Understanding Media And Content In The Digital Age 3
JMM 108 Writing For The Digital Age 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
JMM 106 Visual Design 3
JMM 208 Fundamentals Of Newsgathering 3
JMM 285 or MTH 113 Applied Statistics for Journalism and Media Management
or Finite Mathematics
3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
Fall
JMM 245 Introduction to Electronic Media Production 3
COM 250 Freedom of Expression and Communication Ethics 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
JMM 303 Communication Law And Policy 3
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Business Communication  
Television Performance  
JMM Elective in Digital Skills track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
JMM 444 or 544 Public Affairs Reporting
or Feature Writing
3
JMM Elective in Digital Skills track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
JMM Elective in Digital Skills track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
JMM 461 Seminar in News Ethics and Problems 3
JMM Elective in Digital Skills track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
JMM Elective in Digital Skills track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
JMM Elective in Digital Skills track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120

Suggested Plan of Study for Writing and Reporting Track

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
JMM 102 Understanding Media And Content In The Digital Age 3
JMM 108 Writing For The Digital Age 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
JMM 106 Visual Design 3
JMM 208 Fundamentals Of Newsgathering 3
JMM 285 or MTH 113 Applied Statistics for Journalism and Media Management
or Finite Mathematics
3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
Fall
JMM 245 Introduction to Electronic Media Production 3
COM 250 Freedom of Expression and Communication Ethics 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
STEM Cognate 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
JMM 303 Communication Law And Policy 3
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Business Communication  
Television Performance  
JMM Elective in Writing and Reporting track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
JMM 444 or 544 Public Affairs Reporting
or Feature Writing
3
JMM Elective in Writing and Reporting Skills track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
JMM 461 Seminar in News Ethics and Problems 3
JMM Elective in Writing and Reporting track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
JMM Elective in Writing and Reporting track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
JMM Elective in Writing and Reporting track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
JMM Elective in Writing and Reporting track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120