OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120
Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: None.
Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: A grade of C- or better is required for all CMJ courses to fulfill a major requirement.
Other GPA requirements to graduate: None.
Contact Information: Paul Grosswiler, Chair, 443 Dunn Hall, 581-1287
The Department of Communication and Journalism offers three different B.A. degrees. These degrees are in: Communication, Journalism, and Mass Communication.
Firmly grounded in the liberal arts, the B.A. degree in Mass Communication provides students with a broad understanding of the roles of media in society. The degree prepares students for careers in the media and provides background in mass communication theories and research issues necessary for graduate study in related communication fields, the humanities and social sciences.
Majors in Mass Communication must complete a minimum of thirty (30) credits of required CMJ courses and additional coursework external to the major.
The external coursework must include at least 9 credits in the areas of Writing and Language and at least 18 credits of coursework concentrated in an area outside of the CMJ Department.
The 9 credits of coursework in the areas of Writing and Language must include at least 3 credits in each of the two areas (6 credits from one area; 3 credits from the other). The Writing area includes the following courses: ENG 205, ENG 206, ENG 212, ENG 301, ENG 317, ENG 417, and ENG 418. CMJ 236 and CMJ 237 can also be used to meet part of this requirement for Mass Communication majors. The Language area includes: French, German, Spanish, American Sign Language or other non-English languages.
At least 18 credits of coursework concentrated in an area outside of the CMJ Department must be completed. This requirement can be fulfilled by completing: (a) a Minor in another department, (b) an Interdisciplinary Curricula, or (c) a concentration of 6 courses (18 credits) taken in another department, with at least 12 of the 18 credit hours taken in coursework above the 100 level. No CMJ or Honors courses can be used to meet any part of this requirement.