Journalism and Communication
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