Bachelor of Journalism

2018 - 2020 Catalog Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Journalism degree comprises 120 credit hours.

Core Curriculum

A specific combination of coursework in English, Government, American History, Math, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Fine Arts. 

Major requirements

  • 36 hours of major-specific coursework in the School of Journalism must be taken.
  • J 302F, J 310F, and J 311F must be taken in residence at UT Austin.
  • J 310F and J 311F require a grade of at least a B-.

Moody College of Communication requirements

Enrollment

  • 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

Flags

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 Moody College students are:

Electives

  • Bring a student's total hours to 120
  • Electives frequently taken by Communication students
  • Students can also fill elective hours by declaring a minor. Students may declare only one minor or certificate to supplement their Moody major(s) and must declare their minor/certificate intentions before they have completed 65% of their degree requirements.

2020 – 2022 Catalog Degree Requirements 

The Bachelor of Journalism degree comprises 120 credit hours. 

Core Curriculum 

A specific combination of coursework in English, Government, American History, Math, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Fine Arts.  

Major requirements 

  • A minimum of 40 and a maximum of 45 hours of major-specific coursework in the School of Journalism must be taken.
  • J 302F, J 310F, and J 311F must be taken in residence at UT Austin.
  • J 310F and J 311F require a grade of at least a B-.

Moody College of Communication requirements 

  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • 6 hours of Communication Foundations: COM 301E and COM 302E, taken in fall semester of first and second years of enrollment. 

Enrollment 

  • Journalism majors may not take more than 9 hours of Journalism coursework per semester;
  • May not count more than 60 hours of Communication coursework toward the degree;
  • And must complete at least 72 semester hours outside Journalism. 

Flags 

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 all Moody College degrees are: 

Electives 

  • Bring a student's total hours to 120
  • Electives frequently taken by Communication students
  • Students can also fill elective hours by declaring a minor. Students may declare only one minor or certificate to supplement their Moody major(s) and must declare their minor/certificate intentions before they have completed 65% of their degree requirements.