The major in Photojournalism balances the breadth of the liberal arts and sciences curriculum with the depth of a professional curriculum in photojournalism, 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 photojournalism 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 photojournalism 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 photojournalism; to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the ethical standards of the journalism profession; to investigate, report, photograph and digitally edit photos for news stories, feature stories and photo documentaries; to demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team; to develop and produce a photo documentary [traditionally in both fall and spring semesters] 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 Photojournalism Requirements
The minor in Photojournalism is designed to introduce students to photojournalism and develop one’s skills in visual storytelling. The minor in Photojournalism is designed to achieve the following learning outcomes: to develop an awareness and understanding of the analytical process used to design a news photograph in response to defined situation; to demonstrate professional, entry-level proficiency in the composition of a photojournalism message designed to share information with a target public; to demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with others on a photojournalism task; and to develop an awareness and understanding of the strategies and tactics used in photojournalism environment.
Minor in Photojournalism Requirements