Nov 30, 2021  
2021-2022 General Catalog 
  
2021-2022 General Catalog

Journalism: Social Media Emphasis - BA, BS


College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Journalism and Communication

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Bachelor of Science Degree

Students desiring a (BS) Bachelor of Science degree must complete all requirements listed in the sample four-year plan below:

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Students desiring a (BA) Bachelor of Arts degree must complete the language proficiency requirements in one of the following ways:   * (in addition to the (BS) Bachelor of Science degree requirements)

  • Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language by successful completion of one course at the 2020-level or higher (or its equivalent)  OR
  • Demonstration of proficiency in American Sign Language by successful completion of American Sign Language IV (COMD 4920 ) and Socio-Cultural Aspects of Deafness (COMD 4780 ), and by passing an exit interview  OR
  • Demonstration of proficiency in two foreign languages by successful completion of the 1020 course level in one language and the 2010 course level in the second language (or its equivalent)  OR
  • Completion of an upper-division (3000-level or higher) foreign language grammar or literature course requiring the 2020 course level (or its equivalent) as a prerequisite. Conversation courses cannot be considered for satisfying this requirement.
     

For nonnative English-speaking students only, the following options are available:

  • Successful completion of the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) program for international students  OR
  • TOEFL, Michigan, or IELI placement scores high enough to meet the University admission criteria.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements  see link University Studies Depth Requirements  see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is STAT 1040   or STAT 1045   

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.50 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3    JCOM 1130: News Writing   3  minimum grade of “C+”
JCOM 1500: Introduction to Mass Communication (BSS)   3  minimum grade of “C+” Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  3  
STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)   OR STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL)   3 OR 5    Breadth Humanities (BHU)  3  
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)  3   Elective Course 3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15-18   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

Comments

Take JCOM 1130 Grammar Exam available in AGRS 317

Comments

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    JCOM 2020: Communication Research Methods (QI)   3  minimum grade of “C”
JCOM 2010: Media Smarts: Making Sense of the Information Age (BSS)   3  minimum grade of “C+” Upper Division Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)  3  
Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  3   Upper Division Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  3  
Breadth American Institutions (BAI)  3   Upper Division Elective Course 3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

Comments

After grades post for Fall semester

 * Contact Stacey Kelly to declare major from Pre-JCOM to JCOM with emphasis.

Comments

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 JCOM 2300: Introduction to Public Relations    3  minimum grade of “C”  JCOM 2030: Multimedia Boot Camp     3  minimum grade of “C”
JCOM 2400: Introduction to Social Media   3  minimum grade of “C” JCOM 4040: Social Media Content Development   3  minimum grade of “C”
Required Minor Course 3   Required Minor Course 3  
Upper Division Elective Course 3   JCOM Upper Division Elective Course 3  
Upper Division Elective Course 3   Upper Division Elective Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

Comments
 

Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

JCOM 4030: Mass Media Law (DSS)    3 minimum grade of “C” JCOM Upper Division Elective Course 3  minimum grade of “C”
JCOM 5400: Social Media Analytics and Client Management 3 minimum grade of “C” Required Minor Course 3  
Required Minor Course 3   Required Minor Course 3  
Upper Division Elective Course (CI) 3   Upper Division Elective Course 3  
JCOM Elective Course 3   Elective Course (Upper Division if Upper Division requirement not yet met) 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

Comments

 

Comments

Minors can vary from 12 credits on up

Additional Courses Required for All Emphasis Areas


Students must earn a C or better in the following courses:

Additional Electives


Students must take 6 additional elective credits (courses not already taken to fulfill the requirements above). At least 3 of these credits must be upper division.

Additional Studies Requirement


All Journalism and Communication students are required to complete a minor, a cognate with advisor approval, or a second major.