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Course of Study

Credits/Course Category


36 JCOM courses
30 University Studies
18 Minor/Cognate area
18 Breadth requirements
18 Non-JCOM electives
120
Total

Pre-Major Core Requirements

Course Credit Pre-Requisite

JCOM 1500: Introduction to Mass Communication

3  
JCOM 1130: Beginning Newswriting for the Mass Media Proficiency Test; Typing Test 3 ENG 1010; Language
JCOM 2010: Media Smarts: Making Sense of the Information Age 3  

The following courses are required of all majors and must be completed prior to application for major status. These courses must be taken in sequence. Course Credit Pre-Requisite JCOM 1500: Introduction to Mass Communication 3 JCOM 1130: Beginning Newswriting for the Mass Media 3 ENG 1010; Language Proficiency Test; Typing Test JCOM 2010: Media Smarts: Making Sense of the Information Age 3.

Major Status

Students may apply for major status upon completion of a minimum of 60 credits, including the Pre-major Core requirements, while maintaining a 2.5 cum GPA. Majors must maintain a minimum 2.5 overall GPA, and must earn at least a C+ in all JCOM courses in order to remain in good standing. Students whose GPA drops below 2.5 will be placed on probation and may be dropped from the major if grades do not improve within one semester.

No JCOM class may be repeated more than once. All courses in the major must be taken for a grade (not Pass-Fail). Courses must be taken in sequence. Students transferring from other institutions may be accepted into the major if they fulfill these requirements; no more than 9 semester credits may be transferred in to count toward the major, in consultation with an advisor.