Bachelor of Journalism
The rules listed on this page are specific to the 2016-2018 catalog year. Rules for previous catalogs can be found on the degree checklists (below).
The Bachelor of Journalism degree comprises 120 credit hours.
A specific combination of coursework in English, Government, American History, Math, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Fine Arts.
- 36 hours of major-specific coursework in the School of Journalism must be taken.
Moody College of Communication requirements
- Intermediate proficiency in a foreign language
- 6 hours of Communication courses outside your major
- 3 additional hours of English or Rhetoric (E, CRW or RHE)
- 3 hours Communication and Culture coursework
- Journalism majors may not take more than 9 hours of Journalism coursework per semester
- Journalism students may not count more than 60 hours of Communication coursework toward the degree
- Journalism students may not count more than 36 hours of Journalism coursework toward the degree
Students should choose courses in the core curriculum and in the major requirements that also fulfill their major department's Flag requirements. The Flags required for Journalism students are:
Writing: three courses required
- one must be outside the core curriculum
- Cultural diversity in the United States: one course required
- Ethics and leadership: one course required
- Global cultures: one course required
- Independent inquiry: one course required
- Quantitative reasoning: one course required
- Bring a student's total hours to 120
- Electives frequently taken by Communication students
Students can also fill elective hours by: