Journalism B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Journalism

School of Journalism

Degree Specific Credits: 37

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Note: Degree Specific Requirements: must complete at least 37 and no more than 48 JRNL credits. Students must complete at least 72 total credits outside of Journalism. The school strongly recommends students complete the first-year sequence of an approved language course or equivalent by exam before applying to the professional program. 

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Pre-Journalism Courses12
Core Requirements
Journalism - Professional Program7-8
Journalism - Capstone3
Journalism - Upper Division Electives15
Total Hours37-38

Pre-Journalism Courses

Rule: 2.5 overall GPA and 2.5 GPA in pre-journalism core.

Note: These courses must be completed prior to admission to the School of Journalism professional program.

Complete all of the following courses:
JRNL 100HMedia History and Literacy3
JRNL 170Elements of News Writing (Prerequisite for JRNL 270)3
JRNL 257Beginning Visual Journalism3
JRNL 270Reporting3
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Journalism - Professional Program

Complete all of the following courses:
JRNL 300First Amendment and Journalism Law3
JRNL 400Ethics & Trends in News Media3
JRNL 498Supervised Internship1-2
Total Hours7-8

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Journalism - Capstone

Note: Please see your advisor for additional courses that may satisfy this requirement.

Complete one of the following courses:3
Native News Honors Project
Reporting Native News
Montana Journalism Review
Advanced Audio
Covering Elections
Covering the Legislature
Advanced Video Reporting
Adv Video Photo and Directing
Student Documentary Unit
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C- 

 

Journalism - Upper-Division Electives

Complete five of the following courses:15
Intermediate Photojournalism
News Editing
Intermediate Web Reporting
Social Media and Audience
Intermediate Audio
Social Media and Audience II
Intermediate Video Photography
Intermediate Video Directing
Intermediate Video Reporting and Production
Feature Writing
Public Affairs Reporting
Native News Honors Project
Reporting Native News
Montana Journalism Review
Investigations
Advanced Photo & Multimedia Storytelling
Freelance Photography
Documentary Photojournalism
Print & Web Editing & Design
Online Journalism
Marketing Your Work
Advanced Audio
Covering Elections
Covering the Legislature
Opinion Writing
International Reporting
Advanced Video Reporting
Adv Video Photo and Directing
Advanced Video Storytelling
Student Documentary Unit
Pollner Seminar
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C-