Department of Journalism
Students produce a television news program.
Through a broad-based core of liberal arts courses, the BS in Journalism curriculum will ground you in the ethical, legal, and historical traditions of journalism and prepare you to gather and analyze information accurately and efficiently in an increasingly technological world. You will learn to write about events and issues clearly, succinctly, and in context and reflect an understanding of diversity in your reporting.
General Program Requirements
Students in the 2012, 2013, and 2014 graduating classes who do not “opt in” to the new curriculum will receive a degree in Broadcast Journalism by meeting the requirements below.
The BS in Journalism program requires the completion of 44 credit hours. Students choose a specialty in either print or broadcast journalism.
All students must complete a core of common courses:
|JR 101||Discovering Journalism|
|JR 102||The Newsgathering Process|
|JR 103||The Digital Journalist|
|JR 290||Journalism Law and Ethics|
|PL 225||American Government and Politics|
(Journalism majors are required to take PL 225 to satisfy one of their general education requirements in History, Social and Behavioral Sciences. It does not count toward the 44 credit hours required in the major.)
Broadcast Journalism Requirements
|JR 205||Broadcast Journalism|
|JR 305||Radio Producing|
|JR 418||TV News Producing|
|JR 419||Electronic Newsgathering/Reporting|
|Students are required to take one of three courses that satisfy the Broadcast Program's Capstone requirement.|
|JR 590||Online Publishing|
|JR 591||Broadcast Journalism Practicum|
|JR 592||Public Affairs Reporting|
Broadcast Journalism students also must take 8 credits from among the elective courses offered by the department.
BroadcAst Journalism Alumni
Boston News Anchors
Pam Cross '75
Latoyia Edwards '98
Ed Harding '75
Gene Lavanchy '86
Maria Stephanos '88, MA '93
David Wade '95
Susan Wornick '71
Maria Menounos '00, Access Hollywood