Apr 22, 2019  
2014-2015 Georgia Regents University Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Georgia Regents University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communications and a concentration in Journalism


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Do you love films? Are you excited about promotions? Interested in learning to produce a radio show or shoot a documentary? How about acting? Enjoy debate and public speaking? All of these are possible through coursework in the Department of Communications.

The B.A. in Communications has five concentrations from which to choose: Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, Television/Cinema and Theatre.

Extracurriculars include: Monday Night Film Series, Film Club, Public Relations Club, Bell Ringer newspaper, Phoenix magazine, annual speech contest, theatre productions, and Lambda Pi Eta National Honors Society.

Scholarships: Communications Majors are encouraged to apply for departmental scholarships. Information is available in the main departmental office in Allgood Hall.

Internships: Many internship possibilities are available for students in the Department of Communications. Information is available in the main departmental office in Allgood Hall.

Journalism combines classes and the experience of working for the GRU student newspaper, the Bell Ringer, to prepare students for the competitive field of news and feature reporting. It gives students an opportunity to learn the techniques of good reporting and to build a portfolio of strong news clips.

Careers in Journalism
Many career paths are open to individuals with good writing and reporting skills. Some of those opportunities include:
Reporter
Publisher
Feature writer
Free-lance journalist
Editor
TV/film critic
Copy editor
News anchor
 

Core Curriculum Areas A‑E (with Overlay Areas I, II, and III): 42 Hours


For more information on Core Curriculum Areas A-E, see Core Requirements .

Core Curriculum Area F: 18 Hours


Select one from the following: 3


Choose two additional 3000 or 4000 level COMC, COMD, COMP, COMS or COMT courses: 6


Choose one additional 3000 or 4000 level COMC, COMD, COMJ, COMP, COMS or COMT course: 3


Minor Concentration: 15-18 Hours


Electives: 12-15 Hours


Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours


Total Hours for the Degree: 124


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