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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Journalism Studies Certificate


John Coward, Media Studies

Advisory Board

Jean Blocker, Sociology
Jeffrey Hockett, Political Science
Steve Steib, Economics

The certificate in journalism studies is designed to give formal academic and professional attention to the practice and study of journalism, to prepare individuals for entry-level positions in the field of journalism, and to enhance the skills necessary for advancement in existing positions. In most cases students majoring in media studies should not pursue this certificate since course offerings in the major include most of the certificate requirements.

Certificate Requirements

Students are required to complete 23 credit hours chosen from an approved list of courses, some of which satisfy general curriculum requirements. Elective courses are chosen from a minimum of two academic departments. Under special circumstances, the program director may approve the substitution of one unlisted elective relevant to a student’s individual requirements.


For more information, consult the College Office of Advising or e-mail John Coward, certificate director, at