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The Media School

Specialization in Digital Journalism (Bachelor of Arts in Media)

Students on Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 requirements MDAS06

Requirements

The specialization requires at least 9 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Digital Journalism. Three (3) courses:
    • MSCH-J 360 Journalism Specialties (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-J 363 Web and Mobile Design
    • MSCH-J 404 Depth Multimedia
    • MSCH-J 460 Topics Colloquium (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • MSCH-J 464 Infographics
    • MSCH-X 478 Field Experience in Media
    • INTL-I 305 Advanced Topics in Culture and Politics
  2. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the specialization.
    2. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the specialization—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.

Specialization Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken--as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent--except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

Exceptions to and substitutions for specialization requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.