Bachelor of Arts in Journalism: Concentration in Print and Online Journalism Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 43

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15
Second Semester
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15-16
Third Semester
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
JOUR 221 Newswriting 3
JOUR 222 Newswriting Lab 1
Minor (18 units) – Take Two 5 6
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
 Units16
Fifth Semester
JOUR 226 Digital News Gathering 3
JOUR 300GW Reporting - GWAR 3
JOUR 307 News Media Law and Ethics 3
Minor (18 units) 5 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
Select One: 3
Photojournalism I  
Visual Storytelling  
Publication Design and Graphics  
JOUR 395 Online Journalism 3
JOUR 400 Multimedia Journalism 3
Minor (18 units) 5 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
JOUR 609 Publication Laboratory 3
JOUR 610 Cultural Diversity and News Media 3
Minor (18 units) 5 3
Advanced Journalism Elective (6 units) 6 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
Capstone Elective – Select One 7 3
Advanced Journalism Elective (6 units) 6 3
Minor (18 units) 5 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective or Minor – Take Two 3,5 5
 Units14
 Total Units120-122
1

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.

2

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

3

Complementary Studies

Twelve units of complementary studies are required of all candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism must complete a minor that has been approved by the department. The minor fulfills the Complementary Studies Requirement.

4

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.

5

Non-journalism units (includes required minor): 72 Units

These 72 units must include a single subject minor chosen in consultation with an advisor. Classes in broadcasting (BECA), public relations (MKTG), advertising (MKTG), and production classes in film (CINE) and photography (ART) do not qualify as non-journalism units.

6

 Advanced Journalism Elective

Select two courses with at least one from Writing:

Writing

JOUR 320 Investigative Reporting (3 units)

JOUR 321 Feature Writing (3 units)

JOUR 560 Public Journalism (3 units)

JOUR 570 Opinion Writing (3 units)

JOUR 575 Community Media (3 units)

JOUR 580 Environmental Journalism (3 units)

JOUR 595 Magazine Writing (3 units)

JOUR 650 Seminar: Contemporary News (3 units)

JOUR 667 Seminar: Topics in Journalism (3 units)

Specialized Journalism

JOUR 426 Data Journalism (3 units)

JOUR 495 Profiles (3 units)

JOUR 500 Contemporary Magazines (3 units)

JOUR 582 Social Media Journalism (3 units)

JOUR 675 News Entrepreneurship (3 units)

JOUR 680 Advanced Multimedia Journalism (3 units)

7

Capstone Elective

JOUR 608 News Bureau Publication Lab (3 units)

JOUR 609 Publication Laboratory (3 units)

JOUR 617 Journalism Internship (3 units)

JOUR 695 Senior Seminar (3 units)