Journalism B.A./B.S. - Emphasis in News Editorial

The emphasis in News Editorial provides students with the opportunity to obtain a liberal arts education and equips graduates with the intellectual background and professional skills required for entry-level positions and careers in print media journalism. The graduate with this major emphasis should possess competencies in news writing and have an understanding of journalistic law and media ethics.

  1. Students will be able to write and edit documents (copy) suitable for publication styles in print and online outlets.
  2. Students will be able to produce documents that incorporate the necessary design elements suitable for journalistic outlets.
  3.  Students will be able to identify the significant issues in journalistic history and ethics and the fundamentals of media law applicable to professional practices.
Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Core courses
MMJ 1307Mass Communication in Society 3
MMJ 336Media Law 3
MMJ 445Ethics in the Media3
MMJ 420Multimedia Portfolio 3
News-editorial sequence
MMJ 2305Publication Design & Production 3
MMJ 2315Basic Reporting 3
MMJ 2327Advertising Principles 3
MMJ 314Intermediate Reporting 3
MMJ 315Editing & Production 3
MMJ 316Community Newspaper Journalism 3
MMJ 322Film-Style Shooting & Editing 3
MMJ 335Media History 3
MMJ 350Visual Communication for News Publications3
MMJ 380Magazine Production 3
MMJ 440Broadcast & Digital Journalism 3
MMJ 453Social Media Marketing 3
MMJ 495Media Internship 3
Minor Required
A minor is required for this program18
Electives Required
Electives may be required to complete this degree9
Total Hours120

Other requirements

A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in courses required for this major. Only one MMJ 489 Independent Study can be applied to the student’s degree plan in his/her major. This limitation does not apply to MMJ 397 Special Topics and MMJ 497 Special Topics courses. Substitutions can be made only with the approval of the Journalism Division coordinator.