Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

Journalism (JRNL)

 Journalism (JRNL) or Sports Production (JRSP)

Students must apply for admission to the JRNL /JRSP major.

Before applying, students must: 

  • Complete CMJN 2100 with a C or better.
  • Complete the fundamentals class:
    • If the student applies Fall 2023 or later, the student must complete JRNL 1000 with a “C” or better.
    • If the student applies prior to Fall 2023, the student must complete JRNL 1AA0 or JRNL 1100 with a “C” or better.
  • Complete JRNL 2210 with a “C” or better.
  • Successfully complete 30 hours of degree-applicable course credits (including transfer, AP, and proficiency credits) and be a student in good standing at the time of the application.
  • In a well written a 300-word essay, free of spelling and grammar errors, explaining how the Journalism program fits with your academic and professional goals.
  • Students who transfer to Auburn University may apply to the JRNL major but must complete one semester at Auburn University before applying for admission.
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
Core History13COMM 1000 Public Speaking23
Core Social Science3Core Social Science3
Core Math3Foreign Language II (College Core)4
Foreign Language I (College Core)4JRNL 1000 Foundations of Journalism3
 16 16
Core Literature13Core Humanities or Core Literature to complete sequence 13
Core Science I4Core Science II4
Core Fine Arts3Core Social Science or Core History to complete sequence13
JRNL 2210 Newswriting3JRNL 2310 Reporting3
CMJN 2100 Concepts in Communications and Journalism3LBAR 2010 Liberal Arts Careers Preparation (College Core)2
 16 15
Courses from Journalism Groups 1, 2, or 339Courses from Journalism Groups 1, 2, or 339JRNL 4920 Journalism Internship3
 15 15 3
CMJN 4000 Mass Media Law and Regulation3Courses from Journalism Groups 3 or 436
Course from Journalism Groups 3 or 436Electives46
Electives43UNIV 4AA0 Achieve the Creed0
 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.


COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 7.


Students should meet with their advisers about appropriate courses from Groups 1, 2 and 3.


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