Requirements, Online Certificate Program

Requirements to Earn the Certificate of Journalism


To earn the Certificate of Journalism, students must take a minimum of 17 credits in five courses, as follows:

  • Journalism 300: Newswriting and Reporting.
  • EITHER Journ 201: Introduction to Journalism OR Journ 250: News Literacy.
  • EITHER Journ 460: Journalism Ethics OR Journ 445: Journalism and Law.
  • Two other journalism courses. These are electives you can choose.

The Certificate courses can be taken in any order.

After you have received the grade for your last Certificate class, please contact Brian McDermott to certify your transcript.

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