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College of Communication & Creative Arts - Journalism

Rowan University

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Major and minor programs are listed below. You can also download pdf files of advising sheets.

Major in Journalism (39 s.h.)

Overview: 13 total courses comprise 9 courses of major requirements and 4 of sequence requirements.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (27 s.h.)

Journalism Principles and Practices (CC1)
News Reporting I (Journalism Principles and Practices)
News Reporting II (News Reporting I)
Media Ethics (JP&P or Basic PR Writing)
Copy Editing (Journalism Principles and Practices)
Online Journalism I (JP&P or Basic PR Writing)
Online Journalism II (Online Journalism I)
Media Law (45 s.h.)
Journalism Senior Seminar(90 s.h., Journalism major)

SEQUENCES (12 s.h.)
(Choose at least one sequence of 4 courses. Any other journalism courses you take are counted as Free Electives. For "Choice from Approved Options," see course at bottom of this list.)

Writing
Feature Writing (News Reporting I
Magazine Article Writing (News I or Journ Writ or Basic PR Writing)
Journalism Internship Fall, Spring or Summer (JRN major, 60 s.h., 2.5 GPA, News I, Online I, adviser approval)
Choice from Approved Options list

Broadcast
Broadcast News Writing (45 s.h.)
On-Camera Field Reporting (Broadcast News Writing)
Broadcast Journalism: TV Newscast (News Reporting I)
Choice from Approved Options list

Multimedia
Publication Layout and Design (45 s.h.)
Photojournalism (45 s.h.)
Introduction to New Media
Choice from Approved Options list

Editing and Publishing
Publication Layout and Design (45 s.h.)
Advanced Publication Layout (Pub. Layout and Design)
The Publishing Industry (45 s.h.)
Choice from Approved Options list

APPROVED OPTIONS for Fourth Course in Sequence
Advanced Publication Layout (Publication Layout and Design)
Broadcast Journalism: Radio (45 s.h.) (SPRING only)
Broadcast Journalism: TV Newscast (News Reporting I) (SPRING only)
Broadcast News Writing (45 s.h.)
Feature Writing (News Reporting I)
Introduction to New Media
Investigative Journalism (News Reporting I)
Journalism Internship Fall  (JRN major, 60 s.h, 2.5 GPA, News Rep I & Online Journ I, adviser approval)
Journalism Internship Spring  (JRN major, 60 s.h, 2.5 GPA, News Rep I & Online Journ I, adviser approval)
Journalism Internship Summer (JRN major, 60 s.h, 2.5 GPA, News Rep I & Online Journ I, adviser approval)
Journalism Practicum Fall  (60 s.h., permission)                                                           
Journalism Practicum Spring  (60 s.h., permission)
Magazine Article Writing (News Rep I OR Basic PR Writing OR Journ Writing OR by permission)              
On-Camera Field Reporting (Broadcast News Writing) (FALL only)
Photojournalism (45 s.h.)                                                                                                     
Publication Layout and Design (45 s.h.)
Sports Journalism I (45 s.h.)                                                                                                
Sports Journalism II (Sports Journalism I)
The Impact of PR on the News (News Reporting I OR Basic PR Writing)
The Publishing Industry (75 s.h.) (SPRING only)
The Television Industry

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Advising Sheet for students accepted before Fall 2013 (PDF)

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Advising Sheet for students accepted Fall 2013 and after (PDF)

 

Minor in Journalism (18. s.h.)

Prerequisites are in parentheses ( ).

REQUIRED COURSES (9 s.h.)

Journalism Principles and Practices (CCI)
News Reporting 1 (Journalism Principles and Practices)
Online Journalism I (Journalism Principles and Practices)

ELECTIVES (9 s.h.) Choose 3 courses from the following:

Advanced Publication Layout (Publication Layout and Design)
Broadcast Journalism: Radio (45 s.h.) (SPRING only)
Broadcast Journalism: TV Newscast (45 s.h.) (SPRING only)
Broadcast News Writing (News Reporting I)
Media Law (45 s.h.)
Media Ethics (Journalism Principles and Practices)
Copy Editing (News Reporting I)
Investigative Journalism (News Reporting I)
Magazine Article Writing (News I or Basic PR Writing or Journalistic Writing)
Feature Writing (News Reporting I)
News Reporting II (News Reporting I)
On-Camera Field Reporting (Broadcast News Writing)
Online Journalism II (News Reporting I)
Photojournalism (45 s.h.)
Publication Layout and Design (45 s.h.)
Sports Journalism I (45 s.h.)
Sports journalism II (Sports Journalism I) (SPRING only)
The Publishing Industry (75 s.h.) (SPRING only)

Minor in Journalism Advising Sheet (PDF)