Sample Schedule

Here is an example of a schedule for a full-time student who enters the program with a science background but little or no journalism training. Other configurations are possible, including doing the internship during the spring or second fall.

Summer

JRN500 Intro to News Media Concepts and Institutions (3 credits)
JRN510 Basic Reporting and Writing for Journalism  (3 credits)
Total Credits: 6

Fall

JRN525 Health, Environment, Science and Technology Reporting (6 credits)
JRN530 Science Issues Seminar (3 credits)
JRN520 Techniques for Online Multimedia (3 credits)
Total Credits: 12

Spring

JRN515 Television Reporting and Editing (3 credits)
JRN550 Investigative Reporting and Techniques (3 credits)
JRN555 Ethics, Law and Journalistic Judgement (3 credits)
Science or Health Elective (3 credits)
Total Credits: 12

Summer

JRN588 Internship (3-6 credits)

Fall

JRN600 Master’s Project (4 credits)
Elective (journalism, health or science)