Journalism

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JOURNALISM

Start with a journalism major, and you can go a lot of different places. Your career might take you to the world of politics or sports or entertainment or business. It might lead you to those whose stories too often are ignored. It might take you across the globe -- or into the heart of your own community. You’ll learn to create stories in words and images, learn how to use social media to report and learn how to produce multimedia stories for the Web. And you can take advantage of special opportunities like these:

  • International photojournalism depth reports
  • Nebraska News Service
  • Omaha World-Herald Fellowship program
  • Hearst Journalism competition
  • Dow Jones editing program
  • Business journalism internships
What classes will you take? 4-Year Plan for JOUR Majors

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Our recent graduates have successful careers at major news and production media companies, non-profit organizations, small businesses, start-ups and government agencies.

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Study with faculty who have significant professional experience and a vast network of industry contacts. Select “Journalism” as your major on the undergraduate application.

Default 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
JOMC 101 Principles of Mass Media 3 cr
ACE 6 3 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
JOMC 100 1 cr
JOMC 130 1 cr
JOMC 131 1 cr
JOMC 132 1 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ACE 1 3 cr
JOUR 201 Editing I 3 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
ACE 6 3 cr
JOMC 133 1 cr
JOMC 134 2 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
JOUR 202 Reporting I 3 cr
Language Requirement 101 level in NEW language 5 cr
2nd ACE 2 3 cr
2nd ACE 4 (with lab) 4 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Language Requirement 102 level in NEW language 5 cr
2nd ACE 3 3 cr
General Elective 3 cr
JOUR 302 or JOUR 304 3 cr
Total Credits 14

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ACE 8 3 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
ACE 7 3 cr
JOUR 304 or JOUR 302 3 cr
CoJMC Elective 300+ 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
2nd ACE 7 3 cr
General Elective 3 cr
General Elective 3 cr
CoJMC Elective 300+ 3 cr
JOMC 486 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
Elective (outside CoJMC) 3 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
Elective (in major or general elective) 3 cr
JOUR 446, 450 or 497 3 cr
JOMC 487 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
2nd ACE 9 3 cr
Elective (outside CoJMC) 3 cr
Elective (in major or general elective) 3 cr
Elective (outside CoJMC) 3 cr
CoJMC Elective 300+ 3 cr
JOMC 98 0 cr
Total Credits 15
PLEASE NOTE

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.