Multimedia Journalism 4-Year Plan

The 4-Year Plan is a model for completing your Multimedia Journalism degree in a timely manner. The plan below is one of several possible ways for you to complete the Multimedia Journalism degree. Your individualized plan may look different if you have already fulfilled some requirements. Check your Financial Aid as it may require additional term credits for full-time funding. You must complete all university and program requirements successfully to complete this degree (GPA, 120 credits, LASC, WI, residency).

PDF version of the BS in Multimedia Journalism Roadmap

  • Program: Bachelor of Science: Multimedia Journalism
  • Total Credits: 120
  • Catalog: 2021-2022

First Year: Fall 2021-Spring 2022

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2021 (1st Fall)
Core Requirement: LASC Goal 9 COMM 101 Introduction to Mass Media 3
First-Year Experience Course FYE 101 First Year Experience 1
LASC Goal 1A COMM 100 Speech Communication 3
LASC Goal 1B ENGL 101 English Composition 3
LASC Goal 5     3
LASC Goal 8     3
Total Credits: 16
Spring 2022 (1st Spring)
Core/WI Requirement: 200-level or higher COMM 210 Media Writing 3
Core Requirement: COMM 220 Layout and Typography I 3
LASC Goal 2 COMM 111 *Recommended 3
LASC Goal 3     3
LASC Goal 6     3
Total Credits: 15

 

Second Year: Fall 2022-Spring 2023

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2022 (2nd Fall)
Core Requirement: COMM 230 Photography 3
Core Requirement: COMM 251 Video Production for Ad, TV, PR 3
LASC Goal 3     3
LASC Goal 4     3
LASC Goal 6/WI     3
Total Credits: 15
Spring 2023 (2nd Spring)
Core Requirement: COMM 352 Social Media Campaigns 3
Core Requirement: WI for major COMM 309 Reporting 3
LASC Goal 5     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
Total Credits: 15

 

Third Year: Fall 2023-Spring 2024

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2023 (3rd Fall)
Core Requirement: LASC Goal 7 COMM 285 Intercultural Communication 3
Core Requirement: COMM 330 Photojournalism 3
LASC Goal 10     3
Writing Intensive: 200-level or higher     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
Total Credits: 15
Spring 2024 (3rd Spring)
Core Requirement: COMM 342 or 343 TV News Reporting or Photography 3
Core Requirement: COMM 344 TV News Video Editing 3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
Total Credits: 15

 

Fourth: Fall 2024-Spring 2025

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2024 (4th Fall)
Core Requirement: COMM 403 Communications Law 3
Core Requirement: COMM 400 Communications Law 3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
Total Credits: 15
Spring 2025 (4th Spring)
Core Requirement: COMM 406 Feature Writing 3
Core Requirement: COMM 420 Digital Storytelling 3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     2
Total Credits: 14