Bachelor of Arts in Journalism: Concentration in Print and Online Journalism Roadmap
120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 49
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.
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.
Depending on courses completed through Early Start, students in Pathway/Category 3 or 4 may be required to enroll in a support course to complement their Quantitative Reasoning/B4 requirement. There are multiple course options for this pathway. Before enrolling in a B4 course, students should verify their MATH Pathway/Category in their Student Center. Information regarding the courses that correspond with your MATH Pathway/Category can be found on the Developmental Studies Office Website.
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.
Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.
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.
Advanced Journalism Elective
Select two courses with at least one from Writing:
JOUR 320 Investigative Reporting (3 units)
JOUR 321 Feature Writing (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)
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)
JOUR 609 Publication Laboratory (3 units)
JOUR 617 Journalism Internship (3 units)
JOUR 695 Senior Seminar (3 units)