BS - Journalism and Emerging Media

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    School of Communication and Media

    Journalism and Emerging Media, BS

    Program Information:
    In the Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Emerging Media, whether you are navigating the media-rich culture as a critical thinker, learning to write and produce news and feature stories as a journalist or are gaining hands-on experience in digital video and audio as a social media expert, Kennesaw State's Journalism and Emerging Media program offers endless possibilities. Learn the latest industry trends from faculty members who are award-winning professionals, including reporters, editors and international correspondents at the Associated Press, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, CNN, NPR, commercial radio stations and various newspapers. Additional information can be found at journalism.hss.kennesaw.edu

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Journalism and Emerging Media degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, students must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    This is a gated program. See http://socm.hss.kennesaw.edu/for more information.

    Milestones/Notes:

    1. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    2. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    3. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite(s) or course descriptions.
    4. It is recommended to take 15 credit hours of course work every semester to stay on track to graduate to graduate in 4 years.  One semester has 18 credit hours. A summer internship may be completed.
    5. Free Electives are any course (1000-4000 level) in the university curriculum, making a "D" or better.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-7728
    http://socm.hss.kennesaw.edu

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 4
  • 2
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community Required if first-year full-time student entering KSU with fewer than 15 semester hours. If entering with 15 credit hours or more, take a free elective.  
    3
Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • HIST 1110 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • 3
Total: 15
Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Take writing test at the end of the semester.
  2. All Area F COM courses must be completed by the end of the third term.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Take the entrance exam and apply to SOCM at the beginning of the semester.
  2. MATH 1107 is strongly preferred.

Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 18

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Related Studies must be 3000-4000 level courses outside of SOCM.

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • JOUR 4410 or JOUR 4412 or JOUR 4300
    3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
  • Free Elective. Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 33)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • COM 3350 or JOUR 3395 or COM 3398 or PR 4605
    3
  • JOUR 3360 or JOUR 4445 or JOUR 4450
    3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Free Elective. Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15
Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 123 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggest to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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