Undergraduate journalism majors may earn a 9-to-18 credit specialization in broadcast, investigative or sports journalism within their Bachelor of Arts curriculum if they meet the following requirements. Students seeking a specialization should speak to their academic advisor for guidance on fitting the specialization into their course of study.

Broadcast Specialization

A specialization in broadcast journalism requires 9 to 18 credits depending on the combination of courses.

  • JOUR 262: News Videography (3)
  • JOUR 360: News Writing & Reporting II: Broadcast (3)
  • An approved capstone (3 to 9)
    • Several broadcast capstones also require JOUR 361: Television Reporting and Production (3) as a prerequisite.

Investigative Reporting Specialization

A specialization in investigative reporting requires 9 to 12 credits depending on the combination of courses.

  • JOUR 472: Computer-assisted Reporting (3) or a similar journalism course approved by the college
  • JOUR 343: Investigative Reporting (3) or JOUR 353: News Bureau: Multimedia Reporting, investigative section (6)
  • An approved seminar course from the JOUR 410-469 menu

Sports Specialization

A specialization in sports requires 11 to 18 credits depending on the combination of courses.

  • A sports skills course from a menu of offerings in the JOUR 321-389 range, including JOUR 382: Sports Writing and Reporting (3)
  • A sports discussion or seminar course from a menu of offerings in the JOUR 410-469 range, including JOUR 443: Sports, Society, Culture and the Media (3)
  • A sports capstone course, from a menu including JOUR 325: Capital News Service Bureau, JOUR 353: News Bureau: Multimedia Reporting, JOUR 355: Multimedia Editing and Production and JOUR 357/367, the broadcast news bureaus (3 to 9)
  • A sports experiential course such as an off-campus internship with a news organization, approved by the internship director for JOUR 396: Supervised Internship (2) or a second sports-focused capstone approved by the department (6)