Curriculum & Courses

The broadcast journalism major prepares students for communication careers in a variety of fields specializing on video and audio media.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism

The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism. To see the description of a particular course, click on its title. For one possible breakdown of the broadcast journalism major by semester, see the Plan of Study below.

 Requirements   Credits 
 Communication Courses  41
      JMC 101. Communication Today 
      JMC 110. Professional Writing I: Style 
      JMC 111. Professional Writing II: Craft
      JMC 201. Reporter's Narrative: Style
      JMC 202. Reporter's Narrative: Craft
      SC 220. Digital Portfolio and Career Readiness
      JMC 245. Video Production
      JMC 300. Media Law
      JMC 340. Broadcast Reporting
      JMC 440. Seminar in Broadcast Journalism I
      JMC 441. Seminar in Broadcast Journalism II
      JMC 499. Comprehensive Experience
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
2
      Three hours (1 course) from these broadcast journalism electives:
      JMC 348. Mobile Journalism
      JMC 349. Producing Broadcast News
      JMC 345. On-Air Announcing
      JMC 445. Documentary
3
      Three additional hours of JMC electives
   
 Economics/Business  3
      One course from the following
      ECO 101. Microeconomic Principles
      ECO 102. Macroeconomic Principles
      BUS 101. Elements of Business
 
 Foreign Language  3
      One course at the 202 level or above* 3
 General Education Requirements 37
The General Education curriculum, a 37-hour program to help students appreciate a liberal arts education, includes required specific courses as well as selected courses from various distributions. For details, go to General Education Curriculum.
 General Electives   36
 Total  120

* The Jandoli School of Communication requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.

Plan of Study for a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism

The following is one suggested plan of study for a broadcast journalism major. You may desire to make changes, based on your academic interests and goals. You should consult with your academic adviser in formulating and implementing your personal plan of study.

To see the title of a course in the plan of study below, simply pass the cursor over the course's number. To see the description for a course, click on its number.

 ◄ FIRST YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester  Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
JMC 101 3 JMC 111 3
JMC 110 3 ENG 102 3
ENG 101 3 PHIL 104 3
SBU 101 2 THFS 101 3
SBU 102 1 SPAN 102* 3
SPAN 101* 3    
Total 15 Total 15
  
 ◄ SECOND YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester  Credits  Spring Semester  Credits
JMC 201 3 JMC 202 3
JMC 245 3 SC 220 3
PHIL 111 3 MATH 107 3
BIO/BIOL 101 4 POLS 102 3
SPAN 201* 3 SPAN 202* 3
Total 16 Total 15
  
 ◄ THIRD YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester  Credits  Spring Semester  Credits
JMC 340 3 JMC 300 3
THFS 340 3 JMC 345 3
ENG 213 3 HIST 408 3
ECO 101 or ECO 102 or BUS 101 3 MU 312 3
SOC 101 3 PHIL 102 3
Total 15 Total 15
  
 ◄ FOURTH YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester  Credits  Spring Semester  Credits
JMC 440 3 JMC 441 3
JMC 412 3 JMC 499 2
PSYC 101 3 ENG 325 3
BUS 101 3 THFS 357 3
PHSC 102 3 WS 313/PHED 313 3
Total 15 Total 14

* The Jandoli School of Communication requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.