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Certificate in Journalism (Certificates)

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements JOURUGACR1

Requirements

The certificate requires at least 24 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Core Courses. Five (5) courses:
    • MSCH-C 101 Media
    • MSCH-C 225 Reporting, Writing, and Editing I
    • MSCH-C 226 Visual Communication
    • MSCH-J 300 Communications Law
    • MSCH-J 410 The Media as Ethical and Social Institutions
  2. Advanced Skills. Two (2) courses:
    • MSCH-B 332 Sports Writing and Reporting
    • MSCH-B 333 Sportscasting
    • MSCH-B 334 Social Media in Sports
    • MSCH-B 340 Sports Video Storytelling
    • MSCH-B 350 Esports Journalism
    • MSCH-B 430 Sports Media Laboratory
    • MSCH-B 432 Advanced Sports Writing
    • MSCH-J 301 Story Lab III
    • MSCH-J 315 Feature Writing
    • MSCH-J 331 Podcasting and Audio Storytelling
    • MSCH-J 341 News Reporting
    • MSCH-J 342 Magazine Reporting
    • MSCH-J 343 Broadcast News
    • MSCH-J 344 Photojournalism Reporting
    • MSCH-J 351 News Editing
    • MSCH-J 352 Magazine Editing
    • MSCH-J 353 Advanced Broadcast News
    • MSCH-J 354 Photojournalism Editing
    • MSCH-J 360 Journalism Specialties (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-J 362 Journalism Multimedia Storytelling
    • MSCH-J 363 Web and Mobile Design
    • MSCH-J 365 Graphic Design I
    • MSCH-J 385 Television News Reporting and Producing
    • MSCH-J 400 Converged Newsroom
    • MSCH-J 401 Depth Reporting and Editing
    • MSCH-J 402 Depth Photojournalism
    • MSCH-J 404 Depth Multimedia
    • MSCH-J 408 Investigative Reporting
    • MSCH-J 413 Covering Murder and Mayhem
    • MSCH-J 414 Narrative Journalism
    • MSCH-J 415 Literary Journalism
    • MSCH-J 416 Story Mechanics
    • MSCH-J 426 Reporting on Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle
    • MSCH-J 431 Advanced Podcasting and Audio Storytelling
    • MSCH-J 444 Advanced Photojournalism
    • MSCH-J 460 Topics Colloquium (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-J 464 Infographics
    • MSCH-J 465 Graphic Design II
    • MSCH-R 349 Public Relations Writing
    • MSCH-R 429 Public Relations Campaigns
  3. Electives. One (1) of the following options:
    1. Journalism Course. One (1) course:
      • Additional MSCH-J course
      • Additional MSCH-R course
      • MSCH-X 474 Journalism Internship
      • MSCH-X 478 Field Experience in Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    2. CASE Intensive Writing Course. One (1) course:
      • Any CASE Intensive Writing course except MSCH-J 410
    3. Statistics Course. One (1) course:
      • CJUS-K 300 Techniques of Data Analysis
      • ECON-E 370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics
      • LAMP-L 316 Junior Seminar: Analytical Problem Solving
      • PSY-K 300 Statistical Techniques
      • PSY-K 310 Statistical Techniques
      • SOC-S 371 Statistics in Sociology
      • STAT-S 211 Statistics for Journalists
      • STAT-S 300 Introduction to Applied Statistical Methods
      • STAT-S 303 Applied Statistical Methods for the Life Sciences
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the certificate.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the certificate—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to certificate requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.