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Indiana University Journalism

Certificate in Journalism

The journalism program offers a Certificate in Journalism for undergraduate students interested in journalism and communications who want to complete a degree from the College of Arts and Sciences or another school at Indiana University.
The certificate is available to all students in good academic standing at Indiana University except those majoring in journalism.
The certificate is similar to our major requirements. Admission requirements to the certificate are the same as those for admission to our degree.

Requirements: 26 hours passed, including:
  • MSCH-C 101 (JOUR-J 110) or MSCH-C 225 (JOUR-J 200) or MSCH-C 226 (JOUR-J 210), C or better 
  • English composition, C or better
  • Mathematical modeling, C- or better
  • One semester of foreign language (or proficiency)
  • 2.20 GPA (FX calculated as F)

Note: Use the course conversion crosswalks to compare JOUR course numbers with MSCH course numbers

Apply online when you have completed the admission requirements. Admission is on a rolling basis. 

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Courses and course requirements to complete the certificate as of fall 2014:

  • Core courses, 16 credit hours
    • J 110 Foundations of Journalism and Mass Communication
    • J 155 Research Techniques for Journalists
    • J 200 Reporting, Writing & Editing I
    • J 210 Visual Communication
    • J 300 Communications Law
    • J 410 The Media as Social Institutions
  • Two courses from the approved list of advanced skills courses, 6 credit hours:
    • J 303 Online Journalism
    • J 315 Feature Writing
    • J 341 Newspaper Reporting
    • J 342 Magazine Reporting
    • J 343 Broadcast News
    • J 344 Photojournalism Reporting
    • J 349 Public Relations Writing
    • J 351 Newspaper Editing
    • J 352 Magazine Editing
    • J 353 Advanced Broadcast News
    • J 354 Photojournalism Editing
    • J 362 Journalism Multimedia Storytelling
    • J 385 Television News
    • J 401 Depth Reporting and Editing
    • J 420 Advertising as Communication
    • J 429 Public Relations Campaigns
    • J 444 Advanced Photojournalism
    • J 455 News Analysis and Opinion Writing
    • J 463 Graphic Design I
    • J 464 Infographics
    • J 465 Graphic Design II
    • J 481 Creating an Indiana Magazine
    • J 488 Agency Practicum (Agency 7)
    • Approved topics of J 360 and J 460.
  • One 3-credit-hour elective, selected from Journalism or a College of Arts and Sciences intensive writing or statistics course.

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