Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Program

Rowan University offers a B.A. and a Minor in Journalism. We house an innterdisciplinary B.A. in Sports Communication and Media and a Minor in Sports Communication and Media. And we offer 12-credit Certificates of Undergraduate Study in Sports Media, Public Relations and the News and Entrepreneurial and Independent Media. For information about specific courses listed in program requirements, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.

Journalism Major Advising Sheet
Journalism Minor Advising Sheet
Entrepreneurial and Independent Media CUGS Advising Sheet
Public Relations and the News CUGS Advising Sheet
Sports Media CUGS Advising Sheet

Sports Communication and Media Major

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Complete information about course requirements and options are available from the Journalism Department or an academic advisor. Course pre-requisites are indicated in parantheses.

CORE REQUIREMENTS (27 s.h.)
JRN 02205 Journalism Principles and Practices (CCI)
JRN 02310 News Reporting I (Journalism Principles & Practices or Basic PR Writing)
JRN 02321 Online Journalism I (JP&P or Intro to New Media, or Basic PR Writing)
JRN 02319 Media Ethics (JP&P or Intro to New Media, or Basic PR Writing)
JRN 02411 Copy Editing (JP&P or Intro to New Media, or Basic PR Writing)
JRN 02311 News Reporting II (CCII and News Reporting I)
JRN 02325 Online Journalism II (Online Journalism I)
JRN 02335 Media Law (45 s.h)
JRN 02410 Journalism Senior Seminar (CCII and News Reporting II and 90 s.h.)

SEQUENCES (12 s.h.) – PICK ONE
Students select one sequence of 4 courses. Any other journalism courses you take are counted as Free Electives. For “Choice from Approved Options,” see below.

Writing
JRN 02312 Feature Writing (News Reporting I)
JRN 02313 Magazine Article Writing (News I OR Basic PR Writ. OR Jrn. Writ. OR Writer’s Mind)
JRN 02356-58-59 Journalism Internship Fall, Spring or Summer
Choice from Approved Options list

Broadcast
JRN 02341 Broadcast News Writing (45 s.h.)
JRN 02307 On-Camera Field Reporting (Broadcast News Writing) (FALL only)
JRN 02305 TV Newscast (News Reporting I) (SPRING only)
Choice from Approved Options list

Multimedia
JRN 02317 Publication Layout and Design (45 s.h.)
JRN 02314 Photojournalism (45 s.h.)
JRN 02363 Data Journalism (News Reporting I)
Choice from Approved Options list

Editing and Publishing
JRN 02317 Publication Layout and Design (45 s.h.)
JRN 02425 Advanced Publication Layout (Pub. Layout and Design)
JRN 02332 The Publishing Industry (75 s.h.) (SPRING only)
Choice from Approved Options list

JOURNALISM ELECTIVES
These fulfill the Approved Option for sequences. Additional courses count as Free Electives.

JRN 02425 Advanced Publication Layout (Publication Layout and Design)
JRN 02341 Broadcast News Writing (45 s.h.)
JRN 02323 Crime Reporting (News Reporting I)
JRN 02312 Feature Writing (News Reporting I)
JRN 02324 Health Reporting (News Reporting I)
RTF 03295 Introduction to New Media (College Composition I)
JRN 02318 Investigative Journalism (News Reporting I)
JRN 02356 Journalism Internship Fall (JRN major, 75 s.h, 2.5 GPA, News I & Online Journ I,
                   adviser approval)
JRN 02358 Journalism Internship Spring (JRN major, 75 s.h, 2.5 GPA, News I & Online Journ I,
                   adviser approval)
JRN 02359 Journalism Internship Summer (JRN major, 75 s.h, 2.5 GPA, News I & Online Journ I,
                  adviser approval)
JRN 02355 Journalism Practicum Fall (75 s.h. and permission)
JRN 02357 Journalism Practicum Spring (75 s.h. and permission)
JRN 02313 Magazine Article Writing (News Rep I OR Basic PR Writing OR Journ Writing
                   OR The Writer’s Mind)
JRN 02307 On-Camera Field Reporting (Broadcast News Writing)
JRN 02314 Photojournalism (45 s.h.)
JRN 02317 Publication Layout and Design (45 s.h.)
JRN 02320 Radio News (45 s.h.)
JRN 02326 Sports Broadcast (Sports Journalism I or News Reporting I or Journalistic Writing
                   or by permission)
JRN 02361 Sports Journalism I (45 s.h.)
JRN 02362 Sports Journalism II (Sports Journalism I)
JRN 02363 Data Journalism (News Reporting I)
PR 06354 The Impact of PR on the News (News Reporting I OR Basic PR Writing)
JRN 02332 The Publishing Industry (75 s.h.)
RTF 03220 The Television Industry
JRN 02305 TV Newscast (News Reporting I)
JRN 01407 Special Topics Courses (These vary. You may take as many as you want.)

FREE ELECTIVES (39 s.h.)
Students can use free electives to build an area of expertise or 18 s.h. to build a minor.

Major Advising Sheet

Minor in Journalism

A Minor in Journalism consists of 18 semester hours. Prerequisites are in parentheses.

REQUIRED COURSES (9 s.h.)
JRN 02205 Journalism Principles and Practices (CC1)
JRN 02310 News Reporting I (Journalism Principles and Practices)
JRN 02321 Online Journalism I (Journalism Principles & Practices OR Basic PR Writ.)

JOURNALISM ELECTIVES (choose 3 courses) (9 s.h.)
JRN 02425 Advanced Publication Layout (Pub. Layout and Design)
JRN 02341 Broadcast News Writing (45 s.h.)
JRN 02411 Copy Editing (News I OR Basic PR Writ. OR Jrn Writ.)
JRN 02323 Crime Reporting (News Reporting I)
JRN 02312 Feature Writing (News Reporting I)
JRN 02324 Health Reporting (News Reporting I)
RTF 03295 Introduction to New Media (CCI)
JRN 02318 Investigative Journalism (News Reporting I)
JRN 02410 Journalism Senior Seminar (90 s.h., News Reporting II)
JRN 02313 Magazine Article Writing (News I OR Basic PR Writ. OR Jrn. Writ. OR The Writer’s Mind)
JRN 02319 Media Ethics (Journalism Principles & Practices OR Basic PR Writ.)
JRN 02335 Media Law (45 s.h.)
JRN 02311 News Reporting II (News Reporting I)
JRN 02307 On-Camera Field Reporting (Broadcast News Writing)
JRN 02325 Online Journalism II (Online Journalism I)
JRN 02314 Photojournalism (45 s.h.)
JRN 02317 Publication Layout and Design (45 s.h.)
JRN 02320 Radio News (45 s.h.) (SPRING only)
JRN 02326 Sports Broadcast (Sports Jrn I or News I or Jrn Writ or by permission)
JRN 02361 Sports Journalism I (45 s.h.)
JRN 02362 Sports Journalism II (Sports Journalism I)
JRN 02363 Data Journalism (News Reporting I)
JRN 02332 The Publishing Industry (45 s.h.)
JRN 02305 TV Newscast (News Reporting I) 

Minor Advising Sheet

Certificates in Undergraduate Study

Certificate of Undergraduate Studies: Entrepreneurial and Independent Media

Note: Prerequisites are in parentheses.

REQUIRED COURSES (9 s.h.)

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Media JRN 02365 (College Composition 1)
Media Metrics and Analytics JRN 02366/PR 06324 ( College Composition 1)
Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENT 06240). (Sophomore standing)

ELECTIVES (3 s.h.)

Introduction to New Media RTF 03295 (College Composition 1)
Digital Communities CMS (Public Speaking)
Online Journalism 1 JRN 02321 (Journalism Principles and Practices or Introduction to New Media or Basic Public Relations Writing)
Principles of Marketing MKT 09200 (College Composition 1) and 12 semester hours
Financing and Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship ENT 06342 (Junior Standing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, or Permission of Instructor)

Self-Publishing WA 01356 ( College Composition II)

Entrepreneurial and Independent Media Advising Sheet

Certificate of Undergraduate Studies: Public Relations and the News

Note: Prerequisites are in parentheses.REQUIREMENTS (12 s.h.)

Students must take all four classes.

JRN 02205 Journalism Principles and Practices (CC I)
PR 06350 Introduction to Public Relations (CCI)
PR 06031 Basic Public Relations Writing (Intro to PR) OR JRN 02310 News Reporting I (JPP) PR 06354
Impact of Public Relations on the News PR (Basic PR Writing or JRN 02310)

Public Relations and the News Advising Sheet

Certificate of Undergraduate Studies: Sports Media

Note: Prerequisites are in parentheses.

REQUIREMENTS (12 s.h.)

Students must take all four classes

JRN 02361 Sports Journalism I (45 s.h.)
JRN 02326/RTF 03396 Sports Broadcasting I (Sports Jrn I or News Reporting I or Journalistic Writing)
JRN 022362 Sports Journalism II (Sports Journalism I)
JRN 02327/RTF 03397 Sports Broadcasting II (Sports Broadcasting I)

Sports Media Advising Sheet