BS Degree in Photojournalism {23-24}

B.S. Degree in Photojournalism

The major in Photojournalism balances the breadth of the liberal arts and sciences curriculum with the depth of a professional curriculum in photojournalism, 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 photojournalism 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, the nuanced learning outcomes of the photojournalism major are:

  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the principles of photojournalism.
  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the ethical standards and legal requirements of the journalism profession.
  • Demonstrate the ability to digitally photograph and edit photos and video for newspapers, television, multimedia publications and social media.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Photograph and edit stories for Campus News, a weekly program broadcast on Prairie Public Television (traditionally in the spring semester).
  • Shoot and edit still photography for a documentary photography project.
  • Shoot video and record audio for a television documentary (traditionally in the fall semester).
  • 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 must take COMM 343 and COMM 344 concurrently.

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 305 Imaging & Photo Illustration (3)
COMM 309 Reporting (3)
COMM 330 Photojournalism (3)
COMM 343 TV News Photography (3)
COMM 344 TV News Video Editing (3)
COMM 400 Media Ethics and Issues (3)
COMM 403 Communications Law (3)
COMM 430 Documentary Photography (3)
COMM 431 Photo Story (3)
COMM 440 Broadcast Documentary (3)

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