Photojournalism 4-Year Degree Plan

The 4-Year Plan is a model for completing your BS in Photojournalism degree in a timely manner. The plan below is one of several possible ways for you to complete the Photojournalism 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 Photojournalism Roadmap

  • Program: Bachelor of Science: Photojournalism
  • Total Credits: 120
  • Catalog: 2022-2023

First Year

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall (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 (1st Spring)
Core/WI Requirement: 200-level or higher COMM 210 Media Writing 3
Core Requirement: COMM 230 Photography 3
Core Requirement: COMM 220 Layout & Typography I 3
LASC Goal 3     3
LASC Goal 6     3
Total Credits: 15

 

Second Year

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall (2nd Fall)
Core Requirement: COMM 330 Photojournalism 3
LASC Goal 4     3
LASC Goal 5     3
LASC Goal 10     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
Total Credits: 15
Spring (2nd Spring)
Core Requirement: WI for major COMM 309 Reporting 3
Core Requirement: COMM 305 Imaging & Photo Illustration 3
LASC Goal 2     3
LASC Goal 3     3
LASC Goal 6     3
Total Credits: 15

 

Third Year

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall (3rd Fall)
Core Requirement: LASC Goal 7 COMM 285 Intercultural Communication 3
Core Requirement: COMM 400 Mass Media Ethics 3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
Total Credits: 15
Spring (3rd Spring)
Core Requirement: COMM 343 TV News Photography 3
Core Requirement: COMM 344 TV News Video Editing 3
Core Requirement: COMM 403 Communications Law 3
Core Requirement: COMM 431 Photo Story 3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
Total Credits: 15

 

Fourth

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall (4th Fall)
Core Requirement: COMM 440 Broadcast Documentary 3
Writing Intensive: 200-level or higher     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
Total Credits: 15
Spring (4th Spring)
Core Requirement: COMM 430 Documentary Photography 3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     2
Total Credits: 14