Apr 12, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Journalism, B.A.

Location(s): West Palm Beach Campus (Day)

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. 

Graduation Requirements

Conferral of a Baccalaureate degree in this program of study is determined by successful completion of the Baccalaureate Graduation Requirements outlined here .

NOTE: Students must earn 42 upper level (3000-4000) credit hours in order to graduate. A total of at least 21 of these upper level credit hours must be completed in the selected major.

Visit this program’s information page  for additional program-specific requirements.

Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) - 43 Credit Hours

Journalism Major - 40-44 Credit Hours

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. 

Additional Required Credit Hours - 33-37 Credit Hours

These additional hours may be fulfilled by a minor, second major, general electives taken concurrently, previous coursework taken at PBA or through transfer credits.

Sample Degree Plan

Journalism Degree Plan