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Bachelor of Science - News and Information

BSJ News and Information Track Curriculum

Required courses

The following courses are required for all journalism majors in the News and Information track:

JOUR 101: Media and Society
(typically taken first semester)

JOUR 300: Visual Storytelling
(freshman or sophomore year)

JOUR 302: Infomania
(freshman or sophomore year)

JOUR 304: Media Writing
(sophomore year)

JOUR 608: Media Ethics
(junior or senior year)

JOUR 618: First Amendment
(junior or senior year)

JOUR 415: Multimedia Reporting
(sophomore/junior year)

JOUR 419: Multimedia Editing
(sophomore/junior year)

JOUR 550: Digital Media
(junior year – choose your emphasis area: reporting, editing or broadcast)

JOUR diversity course
choose from a variety of journalism courses like Diversity in Media or International Journalism

Elective courses

Students then may choose from elective courses in a range of other journalism emphasis areas, including:

JOUR 620: TV News 

JOUR 650: Magazine Journalism

JOUR 690: Media Innovation

JOUR 636: Documentary

JOUR 635: Statehouse Reporting

JOUR 621: Data Reporting and Visualization

JOUR 410 and JOUR 610: Photojournalism

JOUR 210 and JOUR 488: Video and Media Production

To see other journalism elective courses, consult the complete course listing page.

Supplemental courses

Supplement your journalism curriculum with courses in these complementary areas:

Combine your interests

Choose a minor or double major outside of journalism. Download the checklist of requirements here.

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