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B.A. in Journalism

Description

The Department of Journalism provides a solid foundation of reporting, writing, editing, intellectual training, and vision necessary for today's journalism. Degree candidates must complete an emphasis in either news-editorial journalism or in broadcast journalism. Students may also choose to further specialize in magazine service journalism or in public relations.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124

General Education Requirements

See the 'General Education/Core Curriculum' for the College of Liberal Arts.

Course Requirements

A major in journalism for the B.A. degree requires 36 semester hours of journalism courses, including a departmental core: Jour 101, 102, 301, 371, and 575. Students must complete either an emphasis in news- editorial journalism or in broadcast journalism, plus additional specialization or elective courses in journalism to satisfy the 36 hour requirement. Journalism majors may petition the department chair to take a maximum of 39 semester hours. All journalism majors must take Pol 101 and three semester hours in a “method of inquiry” course selected from Math 115, Phil 103, Pol 251, or Psy 202, or three hours in a modern language at the 300 level (in which the primary language of instruction is not English).

Other Academic Requirements

Students must take a minimum of 80 hours in courses outside the major, with no fewer than 65 hours in the liberal arts and sciences.

A minimum grade of C is required in all Jour courses for students pursuing a major or minor in journalism. A student may not enroll in a Jour course until a minimum grade of C has been obtained in prerequisite courses.

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Description

The news-editorial emphasis is designed for students pursuing a newspaper career.

Course Requirements

Students must complete the departmental core. The news-editorial journalism emphasis consists of Jour 271, 273, 375, 377, 379, and 472 or 475 or 477 or 577. Students who wish to specialize in public relations should also take Jour 391 and 491 (which may be substituted for Jour 577) and are encouraged to take 492 and 574. Students who wish to specialize in magazine service journalism should also take Jour 401 and 501 and are encouraged to take Jour 553.

Degree Requirements

The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.

B.A. in Journalism

General Education

Requirement Hours Description
First Year Writing I 3 Complete Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.
First Year Writing II 3 Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.
6 hrs literature survey 6 Complete 6 hours of literature survey with a passing grade. Choose from the following courses: Eng 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, or Eng 226.
6 hrs modern/ancient language 200+ 6 Successfully complete at least 6 hours at the 200 level or above in one modern or ancient language.
6 hrs history 6 Complete 6 hours in History (HST) course work with a passing grade.
3 hrs humanities 3 Successfully complete 3 hours in one of the following areas: African American Studies; classical civilization; Gender Studies 103, 201, 333, 311, 390; philosophy; religion; or Southern Studies 101, 102.
6 hrs social science 6 Successfully complete 6 semester hours in anthropology, economics, JOUR 101, political science, psychology or sociology.
3 hrs fine arts 3 Complete 3 hours in the area of fine or performing arts. Choose from art history, music, dance, and theatre arts. Studio and workshop courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. Acceptable freshman or sophommore-level courses are: AH 101, AH 102, AH 201, AH 202; Music 101, Music 102, Music 103, Music 104, Music 105; Dance 200; and Theatre 201.
3 hrs math 100+ 3 Successfully complete 3 hours of Math at the 100 level or above except for Math 245 and Math 246.
9-12 hrs science 9 Complete a full year of science course work in one subject area (6-8 hrs) and complete 3 credit hours in a subject area from another department. Courses may be chosen from the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology and Geological Engineering, or Physics and Astronomy.
2 associated science labs 2 Successfully complete at least two science laboratory courses.

Major Requirements

Requirement Hours Description
Jour 101 - C min 3 Complete Jour 101 with a grade of C or better.
Jour 102 - C min 3 Complete Jour 102 with a grade of C or better.
Jour 301 - C min 3 Complete Jour 301 with a grade of C or better.
Jour 371 - C min 3 Complete Jour 371 with a grade of C or better.
Jour 575 - C min 3 Complete Jour 575 with a grade of C or better.
Pol 101 3 Complete Pol 101 with a passing grade.
Method of inquiry/Language 300+ 3 Complete one of the following: - 3 crh in a "method of inquiry" selected from Math 115, Phil 103, Pol 251, Psy 202, or Soc 215. - 3 crh in a modern language at the 300 level.
Journalism residency hrs 12 Students must earn at least 12 hours of their major courses in residence with a grade of C or better in each course.
Overall Major GPA Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.
Resident Major GPA Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.
Sequence required Complete a sequence within the program of study.

Sequence - Journalism News

Requirement Hours Description
Jour 271 - C min 3 Complete Jour 271 with a grade of C or better.
Jour 273 - C min 3 Complete Jour 273 with a grade of C or better.
Jour 375 - C min 3 Complete Jour 375 with a grade of C or better.
Jour 377 - C min 3 Complete Jour 377 with a grade of C or better.
Jour 379 - C min 3 Complete Jour 379 with a grade of C or better.
Jour 472, 475, 477, 577 3 Complete one of the following courses with a grade of C or better: Jour 472, Jour 475, Jour 477, or Jour 577.
The policies and regulations contained in this online University of Mississippi Catalog are in effect for the current or selected semester. The catalog is not a contract, but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change the fees, rules, and schedules for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time. Implicit in each student’s enrollment with the university is an agreement to comply with university rules and regulations, which the university may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.