Students graduating from the Advertising, B.A.J.M.C. program will be able to …
- demonstrate the ability to conduct research, gather information, write clearly and correctly and present relevant news or persuasive information at a professional level. Curriculum: JOUR 332, JOUR 421, JOUR 531, JOUR 517
- demonstrate the ability to think critically, creatively and independently evaluate their own work and the work of others for accuracy, fairness, clarity, style and correctness. Curriculum: JOUR 101, JOUR 291, JOUR 201, JOUR 202
- demonstrate an understanding the history of journalism and mass communications, the diversity of groups in a global society in relationship to communications and the role of journalism and mass communications in society. Curriculum: JOUR 201, JOUR 202, JOUR 533 JOUR 101, JOUR 291, JOUR 421
- demonstrate an understanding of the ethical concepts, legal implications, considerations and practices that guide the mass media professions. Curriculum: JOUR 101, JOUR 291, JOUR 303, JOUR 201, JOUR 202, JOUR 533
- demonstrate the ability to apply tools and technologies appropriate for the production, editing and presentation of visual, aural, textual or other media content Curriculum: JOUR 291, JOUR 332, JOUR 436, JOUR 531, JOUR 517, JOUR 533
- apply basic numerical and statistical concepts and methods appropriate for the communications professions. Curriculum: JOUR 332, JOUR 421, JOUR 531, JOUR 517, JOUR 565
A major map is a layout of required courses in a given program of study, including critical courses and suggested course sequences to ensure a clear path to graduation.
Major maps are only a suggested or recommended sequence of courses required in a program of study. Please contact your academic advisor for assistance in the application of specific coursework to a program of study and course selection and planning for upcoming semesters.
Degree Requirements (120 Hours)
See School of Journalism and Mass Communications for entrance requirements, progression requirements, and other regulations.
Program of Study
- Carolina Core Requirements (31-44 hours)
- College Requirements (18-21 hours)
- Program Requirements (12-23 hours)
- Major Requirements (48 hours)
1. Carolina Core (31-44 hours)
Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Written — CMW (6 hours)
must be passed with a grade of C or higher
Analytical Reasoning and Problem Solving — ARP (6-7 hours)
Scientific Literacy — SCI (7 hours)
Two approved Carolina Core Scientific Literacy courses from the natural sciences, including one laboratory course
Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language — GFL (0-6 hours)
Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language (except Latin or Ancient Greek) equivalent to the minimal passing grade on the exit examination in 122. Students can demonstrate this proficiency by successfully completing Phase II of the Proficiency Test or by successfully completing the 122 course, including the exit exam administered as part of that course.
Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking — GHS (3 hours)
One US History course selected from the following:
Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences — GSS (3 hours)
Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding — AIU (3 hours)
Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component* — CMS (0-3 hours)
Select one from the following:
Information Literacy* — INF (0-3 hours)
Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility* — VSR (0-3 hours)
*Carolina Core Stand Alone or Overlay Eligible Requirements — Overlay-approved courses offer students the option of meeting two Carolina Core components in a single course. A maximum of two overlays is allowed. The total Carolina Core credit hours must add up to a minimum of 31 hours. Some programs may have a higher number of minimum Carolina Core hours due to specified requirements.
2. College Requirements (18-21 hours)
Foreign Language (0-3 hours)
- only if needed to meet 122-level proficiency
History (3 hours)
One non-US History from the following:
Literature (3 hours)
One English course selected from the following:
Social Science (3 hours)
Social or Behavioral Science (3 hours)
- A 300-level or higher course from HIST or POLI or three hours of Social or Behavioral Sciences at the 300 level or higher from: AFAM- African-American Studies; ANTH- Anthropology; COLA- College of Liberal Arts; GEOG-Geography (except GEOG 545 and GEOG 546); LASP-Latin American Studies; POLI- Political Science; PSYC- Psychology; SOCY- Sociology; SOST- Southern Studies; WGST- Women and Gender Studies.
Additional SJMC Requirements (6 hours)
3. Program Requirements (12-23 hours)
Minor or Cognate (12-18 hours)
Students must complete either a minor or a cognate from courses outside the SJMC.
a minimum grade of C is required in all cognate or minor courses
Minor (18 hours)
A student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications may choose to complete a minor consisting of 18 credit hours of prescribed courses. The minor is intended to develop a coherent basic preparation in a second area of study. Courses applied toward general education requirements cannot be counted toward the minor. No course may satisfy both major and minor requirements. All minor courses must be passed with a grade of C or better. A minor form must be completed and approved by the school after the student has completed 30 hours of course work.
Cognate (12 hours)
A student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications may choose to complete a cognate. A cognate requires a minimum of 12 hours of courses in other departments related to the student’s major and/or career goals. Cognate courses may be taken in one or more departments depending on the interest and requirements of the student, but must have approval of the student’s adviser. Journalism courses may not be used in the cognate. At least 6 of the 12 hours must be at the 300-level or higher. No 100 level courses may be used in the cognate.
Electives (0-11 hours)
The Carolina Core, additional SJMC General Eduation Requirements, Minor/Cognate and Electives outside of the SJMC must include at least 72 semester hours in academic subjects. Students with fewer than 72 hours in general education courses must take enough electives to fulfill the 72-hour minimum.
No elective courses of a remedial, developmental nature may apply as credit toward the 72-hour minimum.
4. Major Requirements (48 hours)
a minimum grade of C is required in all major courses
Major Courses (28 hours)
Major Electives (20 hours)
- One JOUR concept/lecture course (3 hours)
- Two Directed Capstone Electives (6 hours)
- Additional Journalism Electives (11 hours)