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.
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
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)