Review of Satisfactory Progress
All students in the Journalism program will have their progress in all work in the major area of study reviewed annually. This review will include in-class scholarship, work on student publications, and/or performance on student broadcast news productions. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in all courses required in the major in order to continue in good standing. Admission to upper-level study is determined on the basis of the student's cumulative GPA in Journalism courses completed by the end of the fourth semester, the recommendation of the student's advisor, and the satisfactory completion of an interview with the program faculty. The faculty reserves the right to dismiss any student from a major if he or she fails to meet program standards. An executive committee of the School of Communication and Media will automatically review a decision to dismiss a student from a major, and a student may make an appeal to the Dean. The Journalism faculty will make every attempt to counsel a student into a more suitable major in the event he or she is unable to meet the standards of the program.
All Journalism students must enroll in and successfully complete JRN 3061 - Journalism Lab in each semester beginning upon declaration of their major. Students may repeat the lab up to eight times. This weekly course provides majors with an opportunity to hone their journalistic skills in a workshop environment and apply them on the student newspaper, The Beacon.