Journalism serves an essential role in democracy by keeping citizens informed about their world. The news and information gained through reporting, writing, editing and visual journalism reaches the public through print, broadcast, online and mobile channels.
A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Journalism requires 52 credit hours in Communications, plus the 2-hour GST 115 Public Speaking course. Students must complete a minimum of 72 credit hours outside of Communications, including an academic minor or double major or a semester abroad in an Elon-approved program.
Major Degree Requirements & Courses
(Curriculum for the B.A. in Journalism effective Fall 2014.)
Students who entered Elon in 2012-13 or earlier have the choice of remaining in their existing curriculum (see box to the right) or shifting to the new curriculum. Students who entered Elon in 2013-14 will choose among the majors that go into effect in Fall 2014.
Students who entered Elon in 2012-13 or earlier have the choice of remaining in their existing curriculum or moving to the new curriculum that went into effect in Fall 2014.
Below are pre-2014 COM course listings, COM course listings in effect for 2014 and course equivalencies.