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Bachelor of Science - News and Information

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications prides itself on providing quality education and job-building skills in a student-focused environment.

This 18-credit hour program helps students learn to be effective communicators. Student can choose to focus in News and Information or Strategic Communications through the selection of their elective minor course.

Admission Deadline: Regular admission deadlines will be Sept. 1 and Feb. 1. Download Journalism Minor application (pdf).

Admission Requirements:Admission is limited and competitive. Completion of 24 credit hours with a 2.50 cumulative grade point average is required. Transfer students must earn a minimum KU cumulative GPA of 2.50 during their first semester. To graduate with the Journalism minor, 2.5 Journalism and 2.5 KU Cum GPAs are required.

Curriculum Requirements:

Course names & numbers Credit Hours
J101 Media and Society 3
J201 Current Issues in Journalism 3
J301 Research and Writing 3
J415 Multimedia Reporting or J419 Multimedia Editing 3
J618 First Amendment and Society 3
And one additional course from the 500 level Journalism course offerings for which the prerequisites have been met 3
TOTAL 18*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Requirements under the new Fall 2012 Journalism Curriculum:

Course names & numbers Credit Hours
J101 Media and Society 3
J300 Visual Storytelling 3
J302 Infomania 3
J304 Media Writing 3
J618 First Amendment and Society 3

And one additional course from the following Journalism course offerings for which the prerequisites have been met:

News and Information:

JOUR 410, 415, 419, 503, 534, 540, 608

Strategic Communication:

JOUR 320, 460, 611, 613, 616

3
TOTAL 18*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
*Students will be allowed a choice of additional elective hours, not to exceed a total of 24 JOUR credits.
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