B.S. Degree in Broadcast Journalism {21-22}

B.S. Degree in Broadcast Journalism

The major in Broadcast Journalism balances the breadth of the liberal arts and sciences curriculum with the depth of a professional curriculum in broadcast journalism, along with a choice of unrestricted electives to provide a well-rounded educational experience. Majors must complete 120 credits with a minimum of 40 credits at the 300-400 levels. Majors will complete LASC, 45 credits in the broadcast journalism program, and the remaining credits will be available as unrestricted electives. Internships, while not formally required, are strongly encouraged to gain additional insight into the journalism profession.

Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the overarching learning outcomes, nuanced learning outcomes of the broadcast journalism major are:

  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the principles of broadcast journalism.
  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the ethical standards of the journalism profession.
  • Investigate, write, report, photograph, edit and produce news for television.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Develop and produce a television documentary (traditionally in fall semester) that meets professional industry standards.
  • Develop and produce a weekly television news program (traditionally in spring semester), Campus News, that meets professional industry standards.
  • Demonstrate an entry-level professional competency through the successful completion of an internship or other professional field experience.

Program Delivery Mode
Land plus: face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required

Core Requirements ( 45 credits )

Students are required to enroll in COMM 344 twice, concurrently with COMM 342 and with COMM 343. COMM 342 and COMM 343 may not be taken together.

COMM 101 Introduction to Mass Media (3)
COMM 210 Media Writing (3)
COMM 220 Layout and Typography I (3)
COMM 230 Photography (3)
COMM 285 Intercultural Communication (3)
COMM 308 Broadcast Journalism (3)
COMM 309 Reporting (3)
COMM 341 TV News Writing (3)
COMM 342 TV News Reporting (3)
COMM 343 TV News Photography (3)
COMM 344 TV News Video Editing (3) *must be taken twice for 6 credits
COMM 400 Media Ethics and Issues (3)
COMM 403 Communications Law (3)
COMM 440 Broadcast Documentary (3)

Designated Writing Intensive Course for Major
COMM 309 Reporting (3)