May 29, 2022
Degree and Major Requirements
A student must complete a minimum of 39 SMAD credits. In addition to courses in the School of Media Arts and Design, students must complete at least 75 non-SMAD credits.
This professionally-oriented program enables students to develop reporting, writing, editing and production skills needed to work in magazines, newspapers, video/broadcast and new media journalism through course work, internships and other practical experiences. At the same time the program encourages students to obtain a broad liberal arts education so they will understand many of the issues facing contemporary society.
Media Arts and Design Requirements (for B.A. degrees)
A student must complete a minimum of 39 SMAD credits. In addition to courses in the School of Media Arts and Design , students must complete at least 75 non-SMAD credits.
- General Education 41 Credit Hours 1
- Foreign Language classes (intermediate level required) 0-14 Credit Hours 2
- Philosophy course (in addition to General Education courses) 3 Credit Hours
- University electives 23-37 Credit Hours
- Major requirements (listed below) 39 Credit Hours
1 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.
2 The foreign language requirement may be satisfied by successful completion of the second semester of the intermediate level of the student's chosen language (typically 232) or by placing out of that language through the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures' placement test.
Core Requirements: 15 Credit Hours
Choose one of the following programs: 24 Credit Hours
- Converged Media
- Creative Advertising
- Digital Video and Cinema
1 Students may receive SMAD credit for either SMAD 301 or SMAD 301L , but not both.
Journalism Concentration Requirements
Choose one Intermediate Applied Skills courses: 3 Credit Hours
Choose one Advanced Applied Skills courses: 3 Credit Hours
Choose one Critical Analysis course: 3 Credit Hours
1 This course fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major.
2 These courses satisfy concentration requirements when the topic is appropriate.
3 Students may receive SMAD credit for either SMAD 472 or SMAD 472L , but not both.
Recommended Schedule for Journalism Majors
Choose one: 3 Credit Hours