This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Journalism

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
Total15
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
DMJ215 Digital Storytelling4
Total16

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3
GEO273 Physical Geography - GE (NSCI)3
DMJ230 Journalism 14
DMJ464 The Press in America3
Elective3
Total16
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI)3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
DMJ332 Journalism II4
DMJ300 Photo Journalism 13
Elective3
Total16

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3-4
DMJ452 Mass Media Law3
DMJ314 Feature Writing4
DMJ347 Media Ethics3
Total13-14
CourseCredits
DMJ470 Ottaway Seminar3
DMJ454 Muckraking Journalism3
DMJ313 Public Affairs Reporting3
DMJ312 Multimedia Copy Editing and Layout3
Elective3
Total15

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
DMJ453 Advanced Editing:The Little Rebellion4
DMJ334 The Literature of Journalism3
DMJ458 Seminar Entrepreneurial Journalism3
Electives6
Total16
CourseCredits
DMJ490 Internship in Digital Media/Journalism3-6
DMJ491 Internship Seminar1
Electives9
Total13-16

Total Credits: 120-124