BS - 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 degree 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.

    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.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2 recommended STAT 1401
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2 recommended COMM 1100
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      4
    Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • COMM 1110 Public Speaking
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1 recommended DATA 1501
      3
    Total: 15
Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • COMM 2020 COM Sources & Investigations
      3
    • COMM 2033 Visual Communication
      3
    • COMM 2135 Writing for Public Comm
      3
    • COMM 2230 Intro to Mass Communication
      3
    • COMM 2240 COM Law, Ethics and Diversity
      3
    Total: 15

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • JOUR 3330 News Reporting/Writing
      3
    • JOUR 3900 Journalism History
      3
    • COMM 3340 Digital Media Production
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • JOUR 4100 Data Journalism
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    • Upper-Division Major Electives (1 of 3)
      3
    • Free Elective (2 of 4)
      3
    Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

Term 8

Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 120 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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