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Curriculum in Journalism

Students must apply for admission to the JRNL major. All applicants must have completed 30 hours of course work (including the university core or its equivalents), JRNL 1100 with a B or better and earn a minimum 2.3 GPA in ENGL 1100, and Core Social Science. See the School director or the associate director for journalism for further information. Students who transfer to Auburn University’s Journalism major are required to take a minimum of 21 credit hours in Auburn's program.

ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
Core History13Core Social Science3
Core Social Science3Foreign Language II (College Core)4
Foreign Language I (College Core)4Core Fine Arts3
Core Math3JRNL 1100 Journalism Fundamentals3
 16 16
Core Literature13Core Humanities or Core Literature to complete sequence 13
Core Science I4Core Science II4
Core Humanities33Core Social Science or Core History to complete sequence13
JRNL 2210 Newswriting3Elective22
CMJN 2100 Concepts in Communications and Journalism3JRNL 2310 Reporting3
 16 15
Courses from Journalism Groups 1, 2, or 359Courses from Journalism Groups 1, 2, or 359JRNL 4920 Journalism Internship3
 15 15 3
CMJN 4000 Mass Media Law and Regulation3Courses from Journalism Groups 3 or 459
Course from Journalism Groups 3 or 453Electives23
Electives26UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 12 12
Total Hours: 120

Students are required to complete a two-course history sequence or a two-course literature sequence. They are also required to complete one Core History or Core Literature in the discipline not selected as the sequence.


Electives must be selected from courses outside the School of Communication and Journalism. Students must see their advisers for appropriate courses.


If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.


JRNL 2310 fulfills SLO 7.


Students must meet with their advisers to determine approved courses for Groups 1, 2, 3, and 4.