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Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (120 units)

General Requirements

The major consists of 48 units. Majors can pick between two pathways: a traditional journalism pathway or a specialization in public relations. By default, students are placed in the journalism program. Students wishing to pursue the specialization in public relations should meet with a department advisor to officially declare it. All majors are strongly encouraged to pursue a minor in a discipline outside of journalism or public relations.

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Listing

Journalism Pathway Requirements

Lower Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • JOUR 110 Mass Media and Society (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: None.
  • JOUR 120 News Writing and Ethics (3)
  • *Requires a grade of "C" or better.
    Prerequisite: None
  • JOUR 240 Multimedia Storytelling (3)
    *Requires a grade of "C" or better
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: JOUR 120.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • JOUR 311 News Reporting and Ethics (3)
    *Requires a grade of "C" or better
    Prerequisites: JOUR 120 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • JOUR 340 Advanced Multimedia Journalism (3)
    Prerequisite: JOUR 311 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • JOUR 418 Journalism: Past, Present, and Future (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper division standing and GE Foundation requirements.
  • JOUR 430 Communication Law and Policy (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
  • JOUR 498 Internship (3)
    Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor.

Take one course from the following (all courses require a grade of "C" or better):

  • JOUR 305 Media Design (3)
    Prerequisites: JOUR 120 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • JOUR 321 Broadcast News Writing and Reporting (3)
    Prerequisite: JOUR 120 and JOUR 240 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • JOUR 331 Editing for Print and Online (3)
    Prerequisite: JOUR 120 with a grade of "C" or better.

Take six units from the following:

  • JOUR 405 Advanced Media Design (3)
    Prerequisites: JOUR 120 and JOUR 305 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • JOUR 420 In-Depth Reporting for the Daily 49er (3)
    Prerequisite: JOUR 240 and JOUR 311 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • JOUR 480 Magazine Writing and Editing (3)
    Prerequisite: JOUR 240 and JOUR 311 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • JOUR 482 Television News Production and Performance (3)
    Prerequisite: JOUR 120 and JOUR 321 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • JOUR 495 Enterprise Reporting in Diverse Communities (3)
    Prerequisite: JOUR 240 and JOUR 311 with a grade of "C" or better.

Choose five courses from the following:

  • JOUR 104, JOUR 160, JOUR 270, JOUR 300, JOUR 310, JOUR 312, JOUR 315, JOUR 316, JOUR 318, JOUR 360, JOUR 374, JOUR 375, JOUR 380, JOUR 382, JOUR 412, JOUR 415, JOUR 431, JOUR 440, JOUR 470, JOUR 471, JOUR 478, JOUR 485, JOUR 490, JOUR 494 and JOUR 499

 

Specialization in Public Relations

Requirements

Lower Division:

Take all ofthe following courses:

  • JOUR 110 Mass Media and Society (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: None.
  • JOUR 120 News Writing and Ethics (3)
  • *Requires a grade of "C" or better.
    Prerequisite: None
  • JOUR 270 Principles of Public Relations (3)
    *Requires a grade of "C" or better
    Prerequisite: None.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • JOUR 305 Media Design (3)
    Prerequisite: JOUR 120 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • JOUR 374 Written Communication Public Relations (3)
    *Requires a grade of "C" or better.
  • JOUR 375 Strategic Communication for Public Relations (3)
    Prerequisite: JOUR 120 and JOUR 270 with a grade of "C" or better.
    Prerequisites: JOUR 120 with a grade of "C" or better, JOUR 370.
  • JOUR 430 Communication Law and Policy (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
  • JOUR 470 The Digital Public Relations Toolbox (3)
    Prerequisite: JOUR 120 and JOUR 270 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • JOUR 471 Public Relations Mgmt and Campaigns (3)
    Prerequisites: JOUR 374 or JOUR 375 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • JOUR 478 Public Relations Case Studies (3)
    Prerequisites: JOUR120 and JOUR 270 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • JOUR 494 Research Methods (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
  • JOUR 498 Internship (3)
    Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of the instructor.

Choose four courses from the following:

  • JOUR 104, JOUR 160, JOUR 240, JOUR 300, JOUR 310, JOUR 311, JOUR 315, JOUR 316, JOUR 318, JOUR 321, JOUR 331, JOUR 360, JOUR 380, JOUR 382, JOUR 405, JOUR 412, JOUR 415, JOUR 418, JOUR 420, JOUR 431, JOUR 440, JOUR 485, JOUR 490 and JOUR 499.

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