Jul 03, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Journalism, B.A.


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College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences  > Jack J. Valenti School of Communication  > Journalism, B.A.

Students seeking this degree will develop an understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural contexts in which news is gathered and disseminated. They will acquire the skills needed to investigate effectively the world of news and to report these findings accurately, clearly, completely, and in the public interest. They will graduate with the knowledge of the critical, analytical, and ethical perspectives necessary to succeed in entry-level jobs and in lifelong careers.

Communication Major


Students in good academic standing may declare a degree program in the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication at any time. Students interested in the school but uncertain about a degree program may declare themselves Communication Unspecified (COMM-UN) up to completion of 30 hours. Then they must choose a degree program.

To declare a major in the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication a student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.25 or higher on minimum of 12 semester hours at UH.

A transfer student or UH non-communication student with 15-60 semester hours of college credit who wants to declare a degree program in the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication must have a 2.25 or higher cumulative grade point average, including any attempted transfer courses.

Applicants who have completed more than 60 semester hours of college credit need a 2.25 or higher cumulative grade point average on the last 60 hours.

Transfer students who have earned fewer than 15 semester hours of college credit must meet freshman admission requirements.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in any Valenti School degree program:

  1. Students must achieve a 2.00 cumulative GPA in all courses that count toward the major with at least a C in each.
  2. No COMM course for major (or minor) may be taken more than three times.

Jack J. Valenti School Requirements (12.0 hours)


Journalism Required Courses (12 hours)


Journalism Required Electives (15 hours)


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