BS - Journalism & Emerging Media

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

    Journalism and Emerging Media, BS 

    Program Information:
    The Journalism and Emerging Media major offers a professionally-focused, marketplace-relevant, and theoretically-rigorous program. It includes courses in news writing, media law, digital media production, sports reporting, investigative reporting, and community-based capstone experience. It encourages students to enroll in a for-credit internship. 

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Journalism and Emerging Media degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2018 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you 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.

    Notes/Milestones:

    1. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    2. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    3. Summmer session courses are optional.
    4. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite or course descriptions.
    5. Free Electives are any course (1000-4000 level) in the university curriculum, making a "D" or better.
    6. It is recommended that 15 credit hours of course work is taken each semestser to stay on track and graduate in four years. One semester will require 18 credit hours.
    7. Taking summer classees would accelerate degree progress.
    8. Classes in a minor or certificate can fill the Related Studies area.

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

     

Term 1

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

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  or more credit hours, choose a free elective.

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • HIST 1110 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • MATH 1101 or MATH 1111
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. COM 2129 is part of the Area F requirements and part of the gate to enter SOCM.

Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

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

Notes/Milestones:

  1. The following courses must be completed to be eligible to apply for the JOUR major: COM 2020, COM 2033, COM 2129, COM 2135, COM 2240.
  2. Take the writing test at the end of this semester.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Apply to JOUR at the beginning of the semester.

Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

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

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Related Studies courses must be 3000- and 4000-level courses outside of JOUR, MENT, ORGC, and PR.

Year 3 (Hours: 33)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • JOUR 3360 or JOUR 4445 or JOUR 4450
    3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Free Electives.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
  • 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 suggested 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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