Academic Catalog August 2008 - August 2009 Undergraduate and Graduate
To earn this degree, complete at least 120 units of coursework, which we describe in the sections that follow:
at least 35 units of liberal studies requirements Be aware that you may not use courses with either a JLS or POS prefix to satisfy these liberal studies requirements.
at least 60 units of major requirements
elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
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 be aware 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.
For this 60-unit major, take courses in both communication and political science.
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.
For the 30 units of communication coursework, you take:
COM 101, 200, and 400 (9 units)
JLS 130, 131, 231, 232, and 330 (15 units)
JLS 331W, which meets NAUís junior writing requirement (3 units)
JLS 431C, which meets NAUís senior capstone requirement (3 units)
For the 30 units of political science coursework, you take:
POS 110 and 120 (6 units)
POS 224 or 250 (3 units)
POS 351 or 352 (3 units)
one of POS 303, STA 270, or PSY 230 (3-4 units)
14-15 units of additional POS courses, excluding POS 220 (Consult with your advisor in selecting courses appropriate for your career aspirations and academic interests. If you take a repeatable area studies or topics course more than once with different content, you may count it more than once toward your major requirements.)
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.