B.S. Journalism

To earn this degree, complete at least 120 units of coursework, which we describe in the sections that follow:  

Be aware that some courses required for your degree may have prerequisites that you must also take. Check the courses in the appropriate subject. (You may be able to count these prerequisites toward your liberal studies or general elective credit.)  

  

Please note that you must complete NAUís diversity requirements by taking two 3-unit courses, one in ethnic diversity and one in global awareness. These courses may be used to meet other requirements within your academic plan if you choose them carefully. Click here for a list of the available diversity courses.

 

Also note that NAU requires that at least 30 units of the courses you take for your degree must be upper-division courses (those numbered 300 and above).  

 

See School of Communication page for information about Communication Core, Graduation Requirements, and Advising and Student Responsibilities.

 

Finally, please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement; however, you must still meet the total of at least 120 units to graduate. Contact your advisor for details.  

Major Requirements  

For this major, take at least 39 units, from one of the three emphases described in this section.  

 

All majors must earn the grade of "C" or better in COM 101, COM 200, their freshman composition required course and their foundation mathematics course.

 

Please be aware that you must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the journalism major to satisfy prerequisites and to graduate.  

Environmental Communication Emphasis  

Take the following 39 units:  

News Editorial Emphasis  

Take the following 39 units:  

Photojournalism Emphasis  

Take the following 45 units:  

Minor Requirements

Complete a minor of at least 18 units from those described in this catalog. In consultation with your advisor, you should select a minor thatís appropriate for your career aspirations and educational needs. Your minor advisor will advise you about this part of your academic plan.  

 

Please note that if you take the environmental communication emphasis, you must take a minor in environmental sciences or another natural science as approved by your advisor.  

General Electives  

Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.  

 

You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they werenít used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)

 

Click here for more information about Journalism undergraduate courses, graduate courses, and faculty.