Jan 17, 2018
Degree Requirements (122 Hours)
See School of Journalism and Mass Communications for entrance requirements, progression requirements, and other regulations.
- General Education Requirements (80 hours)
- Sixty-five of the 80 hours must be in liberal arts and sciences as defined by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass
- Carolina Core Hours (31-42 Hours)
- Journalism Major (42 Hours)
- Minor (18 hours) or Cognate (12 hours)
General Education and Minor or Cognate Requirements for all Journalism Majors, B.A.J.M.C.
1. Carolina Core Plus General Education Requirements
CMW: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Written Component (6 hours)
ARP: Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving (6-7 hours)
SCI: Scientific Literacy (7 hours)
- Two approved Carolina Core courses from the natural sciences including one laboratory course
GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-9 hours)
- Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language (except Latin or Ancient Greek) equivalent to the minimal passing grade on the exit examination in 122. Students can demonstrate this proficiency by successfully completing Phase II of the Proficiency Test or by successfully completing the 122 course, including the exit exam administrated as part of that course.
GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (6 hours)
One non-US History course from:
One US History course from:
GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (6 hours)
- Any approved Carolina Core GSS courses
AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (6 hours)
- Any approved Carolina Core AIU course
One English course selected from:
CMS: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component (3 hours)
INF: Information Literacy (0-3 hours)
- Any approved overlay or stand-alone Carolina Core INF course
VSR: Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (0-3 hours)
- Any approved overlay or stand-alone Carolina Core VSR course
Additional General Education Courses for the SJMC (9 hours)
Three hours of a 300-level or higher course
Three hours of a 300-level or higher course from HIST or POLI or three hours of Social or Behavioral Sciences at the 300 level or higher from:
- AFAM- African-American Studies
- COLA- College of Liberal Arts
- GEOG-Geography (except GEOG 201 , GEOG 202 , GEOG 545 , GEOG 546 )
- LASP-Latin American Studies
- POLI- Political Science
- SOST- Southern Studies
- WGST- Women and Gender Studies
The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications requires a minimum of 80 semester hours in academic subjects for the general education requirements. Students with fewer than 80 hours in general education courses must take enough electives to fulfill the 80-hour minimum.
No elective courses of a remedial, developmental nature may apply as credit toward the 80 hour minimum.
Minor or Cognate (12-18 Hours)
Minor (18 hours)
A student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications may choose to complete a minor consisting of 18 credit hours of prescribed courses. The minor is intended to develop a coherent basic preparation in a second area of study. Courses applied toward general education requirements cannot be counted toward the minor. No course may satisfy both major and minor requirements. All minor courses must be passed with a grade of C or better. A minor form must be completed and approved by the school after the student has completed 30 hours of course work.
Cognate (12 Hours)
A student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications may choose to complete a cognate. A cognate requires a minimum of 12 hours of courses in other departments related to the student’s major and/or career goals. Cognate courses may be taken in one or more departments depending on the interest and requirements of the student, but must have approval of the student’s adviser. Journalism courses may not be used in the cognate. At least 6 of the 12 hours must be at the 300-level or higher. No 100 level courses may be used in the cognate.