Curriculum Requirements

Core Courses
JMM 102Understanding Media And Content In The Digital Age3
JMM 108Writing For The Digital Age3
JMM 208Fundamentals Of Newsgathering3
COM 250Freedom of Expression and Communication Ethics3
Advanced Writing and Communication Skills Requirement
Choose one of the following:3
Public Speaking
Business Communication
Television Performance
Track Requirement
Choose one of the following:6-12
Reporting and Writing
Communication Law And Policy
Public Affairs Reporting
Feature Writing
Seminar in News Ethics and Problems
Visual and Documentary
Introduction to Electronic Media Production
Social Media
Intermediate Electronic Media Production
Advanced Audio Video Narratives
Media and Journalism Studies
Applied Statistics for Journalism and Media Management
Media Research And Analysis
Communication Law And Policy
Sports, Travel and Lifestyle Features
Communication Law And Policy
Public Affairs Reporting
Feature Writing
JMM Electives - Based on track and selected with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor15-21
Additional Requirements
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
Choose one of the following:
Finite Mathematics
Applied Statistics for Journalism and Media Management 1
Statistical Reasoning For Strategic Communication
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
STEM Cognate9
Minor or Second Major and Electives 251-54
Total Credit Hours120
1

Students majoring in the Media and Journalism track should take JMM 285 which will count for both the major and the math requirement.

2

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. 

3

 Upper Level Elective Requirement

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

Suggested Plan of Study for Reporting and Writing 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 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
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
Fall
COM 250 Freedom of Expression and Communication Ethics 3
JMM Elective in Writing and Reporting track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 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 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

Suggested Plan of Study for Visual and Documentary 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 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
Minor or Second Major or Elective 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 345 Intermediate Electronic Media Production 3
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Business Communication  
Television Performance  
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
JMM Elective in Visual and Documentary track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
JMM Elective in Visual and Documentary 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 333 Social Media 3
JMM Elective in Visual and Documentary 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 Visual and Documentary 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 541 Advanced Audio Video Narratives 3
JMM Elective in Visual and Documentary track with approval from 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
 Total Credit Hours120

Suggested Plan of Study for Sports, Travel and Lifestyle Features 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 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
Minor, Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
Fall
COM 250 Freedom of Expression and Communication Ethics 3
JMM Elective in Sports, Travel and Lifestyles Features track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 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  
Minor or Second Major or Elective 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 Sports, Travel and Lifestyles Features 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 Sports, Travel and Lifestyles Features track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
JMM Elective in Sports, Travel and Lifestyles Features track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
Minor or Second Major or Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
JMM Elective in Sports, Travel and Lifestyles Features track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
JMM Elective in Sports, Travel and Lifestyles Features 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 Sports, Travel and Lifestyles Features 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 Media and Journalism Studies 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 Applied Statistics for Journalism and Media Management 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 or 305 Communication Law And Policy
or Legal Issues In Media Management
3
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Business Communication  
Television Performance  
JMM Elective in Media and Journalism Studies 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 301 Media Research And Analysis 3
JMM Elective in Media and Journalism Studies 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
Senior Year
Fall
JMM Elective in Media and Journalism Studies track with approval of JMM Faculty Advisor 3
JMM Elective in Media and Journalism Studies 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 Media and Journalism Studies 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