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)3-4
Total15-16
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
Elective3-4
Total15-16

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3
GEO273 Physical Geography - GE (NSCI)3
Elective3
DMJ230 Journalism 14
Total16
CourseCredits
Special Topics3
DMJ332 Journalism 2 (WI)4
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
DMJ464 The Press in America3
DMJ468 Photojournalism 13
Total16

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
DMJ452 Mass Media Law3
Elective3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
DMJ314 Feature Writing4
DMJ347 Media Ethics3
Total16
CourseCredits
Elective3
DMJ469 Photo Journalism 23
DMJ454 Muckraking Journalism3
DMJ313 Public Affairs Reporting3
DMJ312 Multimedia Copy Editing and Layout3
Total15

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Ottaway Seminar3
Elective3
DMJ453 Advanced Editing:The Little Rebellion4
DMJ334 The Literature of Journalism3
Total13
CourseCredits
INTERNSHIP12-15
Total12-15

Total Credits: 118-123