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A student wishing to enter the program becomes a Journalism major in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Then, the student chooses an individual program within a large group of elective journalism courses, plus a much larger group of courses from various other areas of the university.

A student who completes the major graduates with a B.A. degree with a major in Journalism. Because journalism itself covers all areas of life, the Journalism major covers many areas of study preparation. There are only four required courses, so the student is free to mold the program to his/her own special interests through both major and free electives.

The Journalism major will use journalism courses to fulfill the minimum of 30 credits required for the major. All journalism majors must complete the intermediate sequence of a foreign language. This may be done in one of three ways: by examination, by earning credit in third and fourth levels of a foreign language, or by completing all levels of a new language.

If the last procedure is used, the two beginning foreign language courses may be applied as free electives to the total number of credits needed for graduation.

Checksheet for B.A. in Journalism 

IUP Undergraduate Catalog

  • Journalism and Public Relations Department
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 404
    981 Grant Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4411
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.