Multimedia Journalism B.S.

Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
Select 3 credit hours from Area A2 of the Core Curriculum3
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
CISM   1110
CISM   1120
Computer Applications
and Computer Concepts (Recommended)
Select 8 additional credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum8
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
COMM   1110Public Speaking 3
COMM   2332Media and Society3
COMS   2330Introduction to Communication Research3
IT   1230Introduction to Web Technologies3
MMJ   2331Introduction to Journalism3
Select one of the following:3
Foreign Language - Intermediate Level (FORL 2001)
Introduction to International Studies
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Major Requirements
COMM   3337Mass Communication Law3
COMM   3530Media Ethics3
COMM   4330History of Mass Communication3
or COMM   4333 Theories of Mass Communication
MMFP   2331Media Production I3
MMJ   3231Audio Production for Journalists3
or MMJ   3335 Copy Editing
MMJ   3331News Reporting and Writing3
MMJ   3631Fundamentals of Multimedia Journalism3
MMJ   3711
MMJ   4721
Multimedia Journalism Practicum
and Multimedia Journalism Practicum
or MMJ   4190 Multimedia Journalism Applications
MMJ   4335Public Interest Journalism3
Major Electives
Select five upper-division electives from the following courses:15
International Media Systems
Media Management and Sales
Digital Media Entrepreneurship
Advanced Law and Ethics
Media Production II
Broadcast Performance
Advanced Audio Production
Sports Production
Digital Media Post Production
Selected Topics in Multimedia Journalism
Feature Writing
Sports Journalism
Opinion Journalism
Magazine Writing and Editing
Online Journalism
STEM Journalism
Multimedia Journalism Internship
Multimedia Journalism Internship
Directed Study in Multimedia Journalism
*Other Communication Arts electives may be selected with departmental approval.
General Electives
Select a minimum of 18 elective credit hours, to include a minimum of 6 upper-division elective credit hours in one discipline18
Total Credit Hours126

Other Program Requirements

  • Students must make a minimum grade of "C" in each Communication Arts class to receive credit hour for that course.

Honors in Journalism

To graduate with Honors in Journalism, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  • successfully complete at least three credit hours of Honors Research Seminar (UHON   4191) over three semesters;
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.


All Multimedia Journalism majors are advised in the Department of Communication Arts, Sanford Hall, (912) 478-5138. Students in the University Honors Program (UHP) are also advised in the Department.