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Undergraduate Day Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism, B.A.

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120 Credit Hours

Program Learning Outcomes

“Expected student learning outcomes specify the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes students are expected to attain in courses or in a program.” Page 69. Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 2018.

  1. Apply critical thinking to cultural and journalistic contexts from a Biblical worldview.
  2. Demonstrate the fundamental skills needed to succeed in various news media, including print, broadcast and online platforms.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to effectively and ethically design, express, interpret and evaluate convergent media/journalism in a variety of social and cultural contexts. 

General Education Requirements - 43 Credit Hours

Journalism majors must meet the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements  as set out in the General Education Program .

General Education Requirements

  • Fine Arts Requirement: Students majoring in Journalism must also take THE 2212 - Theatre Appreciation   or CIN 1202 - Film Appreciation  in order to fulfill the Fine Arts requirement.
  • Global Studies Requirement: Students majoring in Journalism should carefully consider taking CIN 3123 - International Cinema  to fulfill the Global Studies requirement.
  • Social Science Requirement: Journalism majors should carefully consider taking COM 3573    - Communication Research Methods to fulfill the Social Science requirement.

Journalism Lab: 4-8 Credit Hours


All Journalism majors must enroll in and successfully complete JRN 3061   - Journalism Lab in each semester beginning upon declaration of their major.  This lab may be repeated for a total of 8 credit hours. 


* 15 additional credit hours are required to meet the 120 total and the 42 upper-division credit hour requirement.

Sample Degree Plan

Journalism Degree Plan 

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