Convergent Journalism and Public Relations (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)
Convergent Journalism and Public Relations blends broadcast, print, photography and web media coverage across platforms. Students learn to create written, visual and broadcast packages, using more than one outlet to tell the story.
Convergent Journalism and Public Relations graduates are in demand as the ever-changing media landscape needs professionals who can integrate traditional, digital and social media to create powerful interactive content across platforms.
|Students must complete General Studies courses||42-47|
|COM 205||Introduction to Mass Media||3|
|COM 210||Presentational Communication||3|
|COM 305||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|COM 311||Crisis and Risk Communication||3|
|COM 342||Intercultural Communication||3|
|COM 410||Organizational Communication||3|
|COM 420||Research Methods in Communication||3|
|JOU 104||Digital Photography||3|
|JOU 204||Digital Videography||3|
|JOU 227||Media Design||3|
|JOU 311||Griffon Media||6|
|JOU 324||Web Content and Design||3|
|JOU 402||Senior Project||3|
|JOU 403||Media Law and Ethics||3|
|JOU 432||Social Media Branding||3|
|ENG 303||Grammar for Writing and Editing||3|
|COM 215||Introduction to Public Relations||3|
|or JOU 202||Reporting for the Media|
|COM 482||Public Relations Writing||3|
|or JOU 322||Advanced Reporting|
|COM 415||Public Relations Campaigns||3|
|or JOU 428||Multimedia Storytelling|
Program Graduation Requirements
- No more than one D is permitted in the major.
- Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
University Graduation Requirements
- Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
- Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses. Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
- Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
- Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments.
- Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
- Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.