Journalism B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Journalism

College of Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 37-38

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Degree Specific Requirements:

  • Students 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

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Lower-Division Core Requirements

12

Upper-Division Core Requirements

7-8

Capstone

3

Upper Division Electives

15

Total Hours

37-38


Lower-Division Core Requirements

Rule: Students must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA and 2.5 GPA in the Journalism Lower-Division Core.

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

JRNL 100H

Media History and Literacy (Prerequisite for JRNL 270)

3

JRNL 170

Elements of News Writing (Prerequisite for JRNL 270)

3

JRNL 257

Beginning Visual Journalism (Prerequisite for JRNL 328 and 350)

3

JRNL 270

Reporting (Co-requisite for JRNL 328 and 350; prerequisite for all other UD JRNL courses )

3

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core Requirements

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

JRNL 300

First Amendment and Journalism Law

3

JRNL 400

Ethics & Trends in News Media

3

JRNL 498

Supervised Internship

1-2

Total Hours

7-8

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Capstone

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

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

JRNL 410

Native News Honors Project

JRNL 411

Reporting Native News

JRNL 412

Montana Journalism Review

JRNL 440

Advanced Audio

JRNL 470

Covering Elections

JRNL 471

Covering the Legislature

JRNL 473

International Reporting

JRNL 480

Advanced Video Reporting

JRNL 481

Adv Video Photo and Directing

JRNL 488

Student Documentary Unit

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Electives

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete five of the following courses:

15

JRNL 328

Intermediate Photojournalism

JRNL 330

News Editing

JRNL 331

Intermediate Web Reporting

JRNL 332

Social Media and Audience

JRNL 340

Intermediate Audio

JRNL 350

Intermediate Video Photography

JRNL 342

Multimedia Sports Announcing and Writing

JRNL 351

Intermediate Video Directing

JRNL 352

Intermediate Video Reporting and Producing

JRNL 362

Feature Writing

JRNL 370

Public Affairs Reporting

JRNL 410

Native News Honors Project

JRNL 411

Reporting Native News

JRNL 412

Montana Journalism Review

JRNL 414

Investigations

JRNL 427

Advanced Photo & Multimedia Storytelling

JRNL 428

Freelance Photography

JRNL 429

Documentary Photojournalism

JRNL 430

Print & Web Editing & Design

JRNL 431

Online Journalism

JRNL 432

Social Media and Audience II

JRNL 433

Marketing Your Work

JRNL 440

Advanced Audio

JRNL 470

Covering Elections

JRNL 471

Covering the Legislature

JRNL 472

Opinion Writing

JRNL 473

International Reporting

JRNL 480

Advanced Video Reporting

JRNL 481

Adv Video Photo and Directing

JRNL 482

Advanced Video Storytelling

JRNL 488

Student Documentary Unit

JRNL 494

Pollner Seminar

Total Hours

15

Minimum Required Grade: C-