Majors, minors + certificates

Certificate in Journalism (Certificates) (JOURUGACR1)The Media School

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.

Certificate requirements

The certificate requires at least 24 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Core Courses.
    1. Media. One (1) course:
    2. Reporting, Writing, and Editing I. One (1) course:
    3. Visual Communication. One (1) course:
    4. Communication Law. One (1) course:
    5. The Media as Ethical and Social Institutions. One (1) course:
  2. Advanced Skills. Two (2) courses:
    • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
  3. Electives. One (1) of the following options:
    • Journalism Course. One (1) course:
      • Additional MSCH-J course
      • Additional MSCH-R course
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • CASE Intensive Writing Course. One (1) course:
      • Any CASE Intensive Writing course except MSCH-J 410
    • Statistics Course. One (1) course:
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Certificate Residency. 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. Certificate Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. 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 certificate.
    4. Certificate GPA. 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.