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Journalism and Communication

  Departmental Honors Advisor:
   
   Cathy Bullock
   AGRS 321, ext. 71412
   cathy.bullock@usu.edu
 

Eligibility for Acceptance:
Qualified students will have cumulative GPAs of at least 3.50 and will have declared a major in Communication.

Program of Study:
The 15-credit requirement for Honors in Journalism & Communication is met by successfully completing contracts in the following courses:

  • 9 credits must be taken in upper-division coursework inside the department
  • 3 Honors credits must be taken under HONR 4900, Senior Thesis/Project
  • 1 credit of JCOM 4000, Senior Seminar
  • The balance of the 15 credits may be taken outside the department, with the Departmental Honors Advisor's approval.

*Nothing lower than a B grade is acceptable in courses in which an Honors contract is being completed.
**Students who fail to complete a contract, once entered into with a faculty member, will be placed on academic probation for one semester.

Requirements for Completion of Degree:
The successful candidate will graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a GPA of 3.5 in major and upper-division Honors course work and will complete and present in a public forum an Honors thesis/project. Many students have found it helpful to relate the courses taken on Honors contract to the final thesis/project.

Recommended Course Work in the Department:
JCOM 4030 (3), Communications Law
JCOM 5400 (3), Media Criticism

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