The Bachelor of Science in Journalism program consists of five components:
I. 12-14 journalism units
Most courses count for one unit, except all Journalism Residency courses (JOUR 345, 346, 355, 356, 365, and 366), which are one or two units each depending on the focus students choose (storytelling or presentation).
II. 14 distribution requirements
Distribution requirements are taken in history (three), literature (three), math/science (three), political science (two), economics (one), religion/philosophy (one) and art/art history (one).
III. 8-10 elective units
Electives are unrestricted choices from any school in the University other than Medill.
IV. Nine concentration units
Concentrations are divided into a three-unit social science concentration and a six-unit elective concentration in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.
V. 11 units in global and diverse cultures
These units are among the 31-33 non-journalism courses required to fulfill the arts and sciences (23) and electives (8 or 10) requirements; they are not additional units required for graduation.
A minimum of 45 units (courses) are required for the Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree. At least 31 must be from outside Medill and no more than 14 can be Medill courses. Students with more than 45 units may take additional journalism courses.
Exceptions to any degree requirements and all independent study credit must be approved by the Senior Director of Undergraduate Education and Teaching Excellence. Petitions and rules for filing petitions are available in the Medill Office of Student Life.
All entering Medill students are expected to know how to type and how to use basic computer software. See the Medill IT website for more information on computer software and audio/video equipment that is used for Medill courses.
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