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Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Journalism

News-editorial Journalism Advising Information

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News-editorial Journalism

Objectives:

To give students who desire a career in print journalism a sound curriculum with emphasis on both theoretical and practical coursework. The degree is based on a strong liberal arts core of courses and professional journalism writing and theory courses. Courses are available from each journalism concentration.

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 fulfilled by English literature requirement 3 hours
  • Natural Science 8 hours
  • Visual & Performing Arts 3 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 Journalism Major:

  • Principles of Journalism JOUR 2300
  • **News Writing JOUR 2410
  • News Presentation I JOUR 3310
  • Reporting JOUR 3312
  • Editing JOUR 3380
  • Internship JOUR 3390
  • Multiplatform News Delivery JOUR 4350
  • Advanced Reporting JOUR 4370
  • Introduction to Media & Communication COMC 1300
  • Media Theories and Society COMC 3300
  • Media & Communication Law COMC 3320
  • Basic Photography PHOT 2310

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

Required Media & Communication elective courses:

Three semester hours selected, with the advice and consent of your adviser, from Journalism courses. A minimum of 39 hours or a maximum of 42 hours may be taken from Media & Communication courses. Students are required to complete a minimum of 80 hours outside of the College of Media & Communication including 65 hours of liberal arts coursework.

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 print journalism will find an abundance of job and internship opportunities. Local organizations such as the Texas Tech University News and Publications office, Texas Tech’s newspaper The University Daily or yearbook La Ventana or any local newspaper, newsletter or magazine can provide a student with practical experience while in Lubbock. Local, regional, national and international news organizations, companies and publications offer career opportunities as well.


Students can look forward to careers in various facets of print journalism such as fashion, entertainment, sports, government, education, industry and agriculture, just to name a few.


To find out more about print journalism or to see actual print journalism jobs, log on to the following web sites.

Society of Professional Journalists
National Press Club
Investigative Reporters and Editors
The Reporters Network
American Journalism Review
Editor & Publisher

Student Organizations:

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