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Bachelor of Science - News and Information

BSJ News and Information Track Curriculum

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

News and Information track
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)

Choose two advanced media courses your junior or senior year
• TV News
• Magazine Journalism
• Media Innovation
• Documentary
• Statehouse Reporting
• Data Reporting and Visualization
• Photojournalism

JOUR 210 Basic Video Production (great elective for students interested in broadcast – taken in first or second year)
JOUR 488 Media Production Lab (great elective for students interested in broadcast – builds on experience in J210 and prepares you for J550.)

Supplement your journalism courses with courses in areas like:
Foreign language
Business & leadership (link to our pdf)
Quantitative literacy (link to our pdf)
Historical context (link to our pdf)
KU Core

Combine your interests
Choose a minor or double major outside journalism

See all the requirements here.


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