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

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 49

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area A: Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
JOUR 205 Social Impact of Journalism 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective or Minor 4 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) 5 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 or Minor 4 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
JOUR 221 Newswriting 3
JOUR 222 Newswriting Lab 1
Minor (18 units) – Take Two 6 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
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective or Minor 3 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
JOUR 235
Photojournalism I
or Publication Design and Graphics
3
JOUR 395 Online Journalism 3
JOUR 400 Multimedia Journalism 3
Minor (18 units) 6 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) 6 3
Advanced Journalism Elective (6 units) 7 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
Capstone Elective – Select One 8 3
Advanced Journalism Elective (6 units) 7 3
Minor (18 units) 6 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective or Minor – Take Two 4,6 5
 Units14
 Total Units120-122