The School of Communications announced curriculum changes that took effect in Fall 2015. The changes affected the core curriculum and journalism curriculum (please note the electives remain unchanged).

New Core Curriculum
The new curriculum replaced Comms 211 and 303 with a new core of seven skills courses, of which students will choose four. Each of these courses are half a semester in length, accounting for 1.5 credit hours.

We invite you to watch this brief video to learn more:

New Journalism Curriculum
Journalism became “News Media” in the new curriculum. The biggest change was the addition of a new capstone, “Comms 490 Media Innovations” that allows students to work on high-end editorial projects. Meanwhile, the print and digital course requirements have been streamlined.

Please watch the following video for more information:

[one_half] New Core Curriculum (click for better view)

new curriculum

New Journalism Curriculum (click for better view)

new journalism curriculum


Please note that we will need to make course substitutions and individually adjust course prerequisites in order to accommodate students who are already admitted to Communications. Please see advisement or come to the Communications office if you need assistance.

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