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Journalism and Media Production

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Journalism and Media Production(120 Hours)

Certification Requirements

To certify a major in Communication, a student must meet the following minimum requirements: (1) Complete COM 101, 105, and 138; (2) Sophomore standing (transfer students should have at least 15 graded credits from courses in residence at WSU); (3) Complete the Murrow College Grammar and Writing exam administered by the College of Communication.

Certification in the Murrow College is based on the following: the number of available seats, the applicant’s cumulative WSU GPA, the number of credits completed at the time of application, and the applicant’s performance on the Murrow College Grammar and Writing Exam. The top students are certified based on the number of seats available that semester. Transfer course grades will NOT be used to calculate the cumulative WSU GPA. Students transferring into the College with 55 or more hours should complete the certification requirements with in two semesters. All students should certify before earning 90 credit hours.

All majors require a minimum of 49 semester hours in Communication.

First Year
First TermHours
COM 101 3
COM 1381
Diversity [DIVR]3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermHours
COM 102 [COMM] or Communication [COMM] 3
COM 105 [HUM]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Electives6
Apply for and Certify in Major
Second Year
First TermHours
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]13 or 4
COM 210 3
COM 300 [M]3
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
Electives3
Second TermHours
COMJOUR 3503
Physical Sciences [PSCI] or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]14 or 3
Electives9
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
300-400-level Electives3
COM 3203
COMJOUR 333 [M]3
Electives6
Second TermHours
300-400-level Major Elective 23
COM 4153
Specialization course33
Electives6
Fourth Year
First TermHours
300-400-level Major Elective 23
COM 4403
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3
Specialization course33
Electives3
Second TermHours
300-400-level Major Elective 26
Specialization course33
Electives4

Footnotes

1For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Science [BSCI] and one Physical Science [PSCI] course, including one lab course, or 8 credits of [SCI] designated courses. (SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI], which is offered Spring semester.)
2Select 12 credits of 300-400-level COM, COMJOUR, COMSOC, COMSTRAT major electives not used to meet other requirements, COMJOUR 495 internship credits, or COMJOUR 499 Special Projects credits (max. 6 credits of 495/499) in consultation with advisor.
3Specialization Courses: COMJOUR 335, 465 [M], and any COM, COMJOUR, COMSOC, or COMSTRAT 475-490.
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