Skip UM navigation Skip to Main Navigation

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES


The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

B.A.J. in Journalism

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.J. 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: Engl 221, Engl 222, Engl 223, Engl 224, Engl 225, or Engl 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.
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.
Pol 101 3 Complete Pol 101 with a passing grade.
3 hrs social science 3 Successfully complete 3 semester hours in anthropology, economics, political science, psychology or sociology.
3 hrs math 3 Complete at least 3 hours of Math no lower than Math 115.
6 hrs history 6 Complete 6 hours of History (HIS) coursework with a passing grade.
9-12 hrs science 9 Complete 9-12 hrs of science coursework. Two courses must include labs. 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.
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.
Diversity course 3 All journalism majors must also fulfill a diversity requirement by taking 3 semester hours in a course related to race, ethnicity, culture, gender or religion. This course must be in addition to any class used to fulfill the school's humanities requirement. Courses must be selected from the following list or approved by the school's director of academic advising: African American Studies (any course), Gender Studies (any course), Latin American Studies (any course), Anthropology (101, 301, 303, 307), Southern Studies (303, 402), Religious Studies (any course), Sociology (313, 325, 413), International Studies (any course).

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 103 - C min 3 Complete Jour 103 with a C or better.
Jour 270 - C min 3 Complete Jour 270 with a C or better.
Jour 271 - C min 3 Complete Jour 271 with a C or better.
Jour 369 - C min 3 Complete Jour 369 with a C or better.
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.
Emphasis required Students must complete an emphasis chosen from: Multimedia News Reporting, Political & Social Justice Reporting, TV & Video Storytelling, or Visual Journalism.

Specialization - Public Relations

Requirement Hours Description
IMC 391 - C min 3 Complete IMC 391 with a grade of C or better.
IMC 491 - C min 3 Complete IMC 491 with a grade of C or better.
3 add'l hours 3 Complete 3 add'l hours with a grade of C or better chosen from: IMC 320, 354, 355, 492, 562, or complete an approved 3-credit internship.

Specialization - Magazine Publish & Mgmt

Requirement Hours Description
Jour 401 - C min 3 Complete Jour 401 with a grade of C or better.
Jour 501 - C min 3 Complete Jour 501 with a grade of C or better.
Jour 553 or intern 3 Jour 553 or complete an approved 3-credit internship.

Specialization - Media Sales and Mgmt

Requirement Hours Description
Jour 386 - C min 3 Complete Jour 386 with a grade of C or better.
Jour 388 - C min 3 Complete Jour 388 with a grade of C or better.
3 hrs elective 3 Complete one of the following with a passing grade: IMC 355, Spch 314, or an approved 3-credit sales internship (internship must be approved before it starts).

Specialization - Sports Comm & Promotion

Requirement Hours Description
IMC 586-C min 3 Complete IMC 586 with a passing grade.
IMC 587-C min 3 Complete IMC 587 with a passing grade.
3 hrs elect 3 Complete one of the following: Jour 372, Jour 374, Jour 588, Jour 589, or a pre-approved 3-credit sports-themed course or a pre-approved 3-credit sports-themed internship.

Accelerated Law (3+3)

Requirement Hours Description
Law 501 3 Complete Law 501 with a passing grade.
Law 502 4 Complete Law 502 with a passing grade.
Law 503 3 Complete Law 503 with a passing grade.
Law 504 4 Complete Law 504 with a passing grade.
Law 507 3 Complete Law 507 with a passing grade.
Law 514 3 Complete Law 514 with a passing grade.
Law 515 3 Complete Law 515 with a passing grade.
Law 568 3 Complete Law 568 with a passing grade.
Law 590 3 Complete Law 590 with a passing grade.

Specialization - Visual Design

Requirement Hours Description
IMC 305 3 Complete IMC 305 with a passing grade.
6 hrs 6 Complete two of the following courses with a passing grade: IMC 349, IMC 473, IMC 524 or complete an approved 3-credit internship.

Specialization - Health Communication

Requirement Hours Description
IMC/Jour 585-C min 3 Complete IMC/Jour 585 with a grade of C or better.
IMC 355 - C min 3 Complete IMC 355 with a grade of C or better.
1 add'l course-C min 3 Complete one of the following interdisciplinary courses with a grade of C or better:PHAD 395, PHIL 328, REL 363, REL 388, PSY 301, PSY 311, PSY 321, PSY 410, PSY 417, PSY 460, GST 460, PSY 465[565], GST 465, SW 427, SOC 301, SOC 310, SOC 311, SOC 345, SOC 370, HON 315, SOC 413, SOC 427, SOC 455, ANTH 349, IMC 585, JOURN 585, NHM 311, NHM 323, NHM 328, NHM 417, LA 411, SOHE 301, SOHE 302, SOHE 329, SOHE 495, SOHE 497, or complete an approved 3-credit internship.

Specialization - Social Media

Requirement Hours Description
Jour 310 - C min 3 Complete Jour 310 with a grade of C or better.
6 hrs Emph - C min 6 In addition to Jour 310 students who wish to specialize in social media should take two of the following additional courses: IMC 306 (except for IMC majors, who can't count this course toward the specialization), IMC 308, IMC 309, IMC 325, Writ 350, or an approved 3-credit social media internship, or an approved 3-credit social media-themed course in another department.

Emphasis - Multimedia News Reporting

Requirement Hours Description
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.
6 add'l hrs-C min 6 Complete 6 hours with a grade of C or better chosen from: Jour 273, 375, 378; Jour 395 or Jour 495; Jour 403, 479 or Jour 480.
Jour 310 - C min 3 Complete Jour 310 as a conceptual course with a grade of C or better.
3 add'l hrs 3 Complete an additional 3 hrs of a conceptual course with a grade of C or better chosen from: Jour 301, 345, 513, 575, or other courses approved by the school. Consult with your advisor.

Emphasis - Pol. & Social Justice Rp.

Requirement Hours Description
Jour 301 & 310 6 Complete Jour 301 & Jour 310 as Conceptual Courses with a grade of C or better.
Jour 377 3 Complete Jour 377 with a grade of C or better.
Jour 378or479 3 Complete Jour 378 or Jour 479 with a grade of C or better.
6 add'l hrs 6 Complete 6 hours with a C or better from Jour 368, Jour 444, Jour 513, or Jour 577. *Approved special topics courses may be eligible; speak with your academic advisor.

Emphasis - TV & Video Storytelling

Requirement Hours Description
Jour 378 - C min 3 Complete Jour 378 with a grade of C or better.
Jour 480 - C min 3 Complete Jour 480 with a grade of C or better.
Jour 395 or 495 3 Complete Jour 395 or 495 with a grade of C or better.
Jour 330 or 479 3 Complete Jour 330 or Jour 479 with a grade of C or better.
Jour 310 3 Complete Jour 310 as a conceptual course with a grade of C or better.
3 add'l hrs 3 Complete an additional 3 hrs of a conceptual course with a grade of C or better chosen from: Jour 301, 345, 513, 575, or other courses approved by the school. Consult with your advisor.

Emphasis - Visual Journalism

Requirement Hours Description
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 403 - C min 3 Complete Jour 403 with a grade of C or better.
IMC 305, Jour 479/590 3 Complete IMC 305, Jour 479, or Jour 590 with a grade of C or better.
6 add'l hrs 6 Complete 6 hours of Conceptual courses with a C or better chosen from: Jour 301, 310, 345, 513, 575, or other courses approved by the school. Consult with your advisor.

Specialization - Fashion Promo. & Media

Requirement Hours Description
IMC 314 -C min 3 Complete IMC 314 with a grade of C or better.
IMC 315 -C min 3 Complete IMC 315 with a grade of C or better.
3 hrs - C min 3 Students who wish to specialize in fashion promotion and media must also take IMC 314, IMC 315, and then pick one of the following: IMC 309, IMC 376, a pre-approved 3-credit fashion-themed course or a pre-approved 3-credit fashion-themed internship.
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.