Major requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR

Journalism majors complete all the General Education & All-University Requirements for a bachelor's degree at Humboldt State University.

Journalism majors complete 45 units major-specific coursework.

Core Courses (33 units total)

Lower Division (9 units)

  • JMC 105 (3) Introduction to Mass Communication
  • JMC 120 (3) Beginning Reporting
  • JMC 125 (3) Intro to Journalism Tools

Upper Division (11 units)

  • JMC 327 (2) Multimedia News Workshop
  • JMC 328 (3) Media Law
  • JMC 332 (3) Media Ethics
  • JMC 480 (3) Special Topics

Take one upper division elective from the following:

  • JMC 302 (3) Mass Media & Popular Arts
  • JMC 305 (3) International Mass Communication
  • JMC 306 (3) Mass Communication History
  • JMC 309 (3) Analyzing Mass Media Messages

Experiential Learning Core (10 units)

Take 6 units of lower division experiential learning courses.

  • JMC 134 (3) Photojournalism & Photoshop
  • JMC 150 (3) Digital Design JMC 154 (3) Radio Production
  • JMC 155 (1) KRFH Workshop
  • JMC 156 (3) Video Production
  • JMC 160 (2) El Lenador bilingual news

Take 4 units of upper division experiential learning courses.

  • JMC 325 (2) Magazine Production Workshop
  • JMC 333 (2) Radio News Workshop
  • JMC 355 (2) Advanced KRFH Workshop
  • JMC 360 (2) Advanced El Lenador bilingual news
  • JMC 427 (2) Advanced Multimedia News Workshop
  • JMC 482 (1-3) Mass Media Internship
  • JMC 490 (1-4) The KHSU Experience

Select either a News Concentration or a Public Relations Concentrations (12 units):

News Concentration (12 units)

Take one of the following:

  • JMC 318 (3) Media Research
  • JMC 322 (3) Editing

Take 9 units from the following:

  • JMC 320 (3) Advanced Reporting JMC 324 (3) Advanced News Writing
  • JMC 334 (3) Advanced Photojournalism
  • JMC 336 (3) Advanced Video Production
  • JMC 450 (3) Media Management

Public Relations Concentration (12 units)

Take all of the following:

  • JMC 322 (3) Editing
  • JMC 323 (3) Public Relations
  • JMC 429 (3) Advanced Public Relations

Take one of the following:

  • JMC 318 (3) Media Research
  • JMC 354 (3) Media Advertising
  • JMC 450 (3) Media Management