The School of Journalism 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 at Indiana University except those majoring in journalism, telecommunications, sports communication/broadcast or any other degree that requires a substantial number of mass communications courses.
The certificate is very similar to our major requirements. Admission requirements to the certificate are the same as those for admission to our degree.
If you matriculated before summer 2011, download this counseling guide.
Courses and course requirements to complete the certificate as of fall 2011:
- Core courses, 16 credit hours
- Two courses from the approved list of advanced skills courses, 6 credit hours:
- J201 Reporting, Writing & Editing II
- J303 Online Journalism
- J315 Feature Writing
- J341 Newspaper Reporting
- J342 Magazine Reporting
- J343 Broadcast News
- J344 Photojournalism Reporting
- J349 Public Relations Writing
- J351 Newspaper Editing
- J352 Magazine Editing
- J353 Advanced Broadcast News
- J354 Photojournalism Editing
- J362 Journalism Multimedia Storytelling
- J385 Television News
- J401 Depth Reporting and Editing
- Magazine Article Writing
- J420 Advertising as Communication
- J429 Public Relations Campaigns
- J444 Advanced Photojournalism
- J455 News Analysis and Opinion Writing
- J463 Graphic Design I
- J464 Infographics
- J465 Graphic Design II
- J488 Agency Practicum (Agency 7)
- Approved topics of J261, J360, J460.
- One 3-credit-hour elective, selected from Journalism or a College of Arts and Sciences intensive writing or statistics course.
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