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Bachelor of Arts in Journalism - 4 Year Plan

Four Year Plan - 120 Units Required

Course
Units
Course
Units
Semester 1
Semester 2

JOUR 101
Composition or Oral Communication
GE Math or other GE Class
GE Class
GE Class
Elective Class (if needed)

1
3
3-4
3
3
1-3

Oral Comm or Composition
GE Math or other GE Class
Critical Thinking or other GE Class
JOUR 110
GE Class

3
3-4
3
3
3
Total Units
14-16
Total Units
15-16
Semester 3
Semester 4

Critical Thinking or other GE Class
JOUR 120
Minor/Minor Concentration Class
GE Class
GE Class

3
3
3-4
3
3

Minor/Minor Concentration Class
GE Class
GE Class
Elective Class
Elective Class

3
3-4
3
3
3
Total Units
15-16
Total Units
15-16
Semester 5
Semester 6

JOUR 311
Major Elective
Minor/Minor Concentration Class
GE Capstone Class*
Elective Class

3
3
3
3
3

JOUR 430
Major Elective
Minor/Minor Concentration Class
GE Capstone Class*
Elective Class

3
3
3
3
3
Total Units
15
Total Units
15
Semester 7
Semester 8

JOUR 431
Major Elective
Major Elective
Minor/Minor Concentration Class
GE Capstone Class*

3
3
3
3
3

JOUR 495
Major Elective
Major Elective (if needed)
Minor/Minor Concentration Class (if needed)
Elective Class

3
3
3
3
3
Total Units
15
Total Units
15

* GE Interdisciplinary Capstone may count in GE and major if selected

Some courses used to meet minor/minor concentration classes may also be used to meet GE requirements.

Journalism majors may apply no more than 40 units of journalism courses toward the 120 units required for the degree.

A minimum of 65 units must be in the traditional liberal arts and sciences. Majors are required to have a minor or minor concentration of at least 15 units. (2 lower division and 3 upper division classes).