Information on the Sequence in Broadcast Journalism for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Journalism

The journalism program prepares students for meaningful careers in the leading news organizations of our day. Steeped in traditional journalism values, journalism classes emphasize the importance of storytelling, clarity, conciseness, accuracy, and fairness in reporting.

Broadcast Journalism Advising Information

Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog
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Degree Requirements | (.pdf)
A set of requirements, which a student must fulfill before they graduate.

Broadcast Journalism Worksheet (.pdf)
Informational sheet regarding the required courses for Broadcast Journalism.

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Objectives:

To prepare students for a career in electronic news with a cooperative degree between the Journalism Division and Telecommunications Division. Courses are taken from both academic areas.

General Requirements (see catalog for specific details):

  • English: 12 hours
  • Individual/Group Behavior: 6 hours
  • Oral Communication: 3 hours
  • American History: 6 hours
  • Foreign Language: 6-16 hours*
  • Political Science: 6 hours
  • Math/Logical Reasoning: 6 hours
  • Humanities: 3 hours
  • Natural Science: 8 hours
  • Visual & Performing Arts: 6 hours
  • Technology/Applied Science: 3 hours
  • Personal Fitness & Wellness: 1 hours
  • Multicultural Requirement: 0-3 hours

*Number of hours required depends on high school credits in each area

Required Media & Communication Courses for Broadcast Journalism Major:

  • Principles of Journalism: JOUR 2300
  • **News Writing: JOUR 2310
  • Reporting: JOUR 3312
  • News Presentation: JOUR 3310
  • Broadcast Journalism: JOUR 3314
  • Digital News Packaging: JOUR 3315
  • Multiplatform News Delivery: JOUR 4350
  • Advanced Reporting: JOUR 4370
  • Journalism Practicum: JOUR 4390
  • Introduction to Media & Communication: COMC 1300
  • Media Theories and Society: COMC 3300
  • Media & Communication Law: COMC 3320

**Enrollment in course requires passing Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation exam given in College of Media & Communication and minimum 2.75 GPA

Required Media & Communication elective courses:

Three to six semester hours may be taken, with the advice and consent of your adviser, in Journalism, Telecommunications, Media & Communication, Public Relations, Photography or Advertising courses. A minimum of 39 hours or a maximum of 42 hours may be taken from Media & Communication. Students are required to complete a minimum of 90 hours outside the College of Media & Communication.man,Times"

Required Adjunct Courses:

  • Principles of Economics, ECO 2305 or Economics I, II, ECO 2301 and 2302
  • Statistical Methods, MATH  2300 or Introduction to Business Statistics,  MATH 2345

Required Minor:

A minor consists of a minimum of 18 hours. Students are free to choose, but suggested minors include general business, finance, marketing, management, management information systems (ISQS), history, political science, sociology, psychology, economics, natural and physical sciences. Media & Communication majors are required to select their minor outside of the College of Media & Communication.

Job/Internship Opportunities:

Students who choose a career in broadcast journalism will find job and internship opportunities across the country and world. Local television and radio stations can provide a student with practical experience while in Lubbock. Local, regional, national and international television and radio stations and news organizations also offer career opportunities.
A broadcast journalism graduate will find positions such as reporter, anchor, producer, on-air talent and director and can specialize in any area such as fashion, entertainment, sports, weather, politics, government, education, business/industry, religion or agriculture, just to name a few.
To find out more about broadcast journalism or to see actual broadcast journalism jobs, log on to the following web sites.

Student Organizations:

  • Association for Women in Communications
  • Pi Delta Alpha
  • Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Society of Professional Journalism
  • Student Electronic Communication Association
  • Tech Advertising Federation