The major in Broadcast Journalism balances the breadth of the liberal arts and sciences curriculum with the depth of a professional curriculum in broadcast journalism, along with a choice of unrestricted electives to provide a well-rounded educational experience. Majors must complete 120 credits with a minimum of 40 credits at the 300-400 levels. Majors will complete a minimum of 42 credits in LASC, 45 credits in the broadcast journalism program, and the remaining credits will be available as unrestricted electives. Internships, while not formally required, are strongly encouraged to gain additional insight into the journalism profession. The goal of the broadcast journalism curriculum is to prepare a graduate for a career in the journalism profession. The learning outcomes are: to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the principles of broadcast journalism; to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the ethical standards of the journalism profession; to investigate, write, report, photograph, edit and produce news for television: to demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team; to develop and produce a television documentary [traditionally in fall semester] that meets professional industry standards; to develop and produce a weekly television news program [traditionally in spring semester], Campus News, that meets professional industry standards; and to demonstrate an entry-level professional competency through the successful completion of an internship or other professional field experience.
B.S. Degree in Broadcast Journalism Requirements
The minor in Broadcast Journalism is designed to introduce students to broadcast journalism and develop one's skills in verbal and visual storytelling. The minor in Broadcast Journalism is designed to achieve the following learning outcomes: to develop an awareness and understanding of the analytical process used to design a news story in response to defined situation; to demonstrate professional, entry-level proficiency in the composition of a broadcast journalism message designed to share information with a target public; to demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with others on a broadcast journalism task; and to develop an awareness and understanding of the strategies and tactics used in the broadcast journalism environment.
Minor in Broadcast Journalism Requirements