Apr 15, 2021
Students interested in careers in broadcast media—such as broadcast news reporters, writers and producers—enroll in the school’s broadcast and digital journalism concentration. You will learn to cover a news “beat,” shoot video and stills, and edit using non-linear editing systems. You also learn to appear on camera, to do live reporting and anchoring, and to produce content for on air and online, including newscasts and webcasts.
Hours required and general/college requirements
A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “General University Requirements ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the Mayborn School of Journalism requirements.
46 semester hours in journalism in either advertising, public relations, digital and print journalism, broadcast and digital journalism or photojournalism. Students may take no more than 48 hours in journalism. Check catalog for prerequisites before enrolling in any advanced course.
Journalism foundation requirements
The following requirements are prerequisites for all advanced journalism courses.
1. Complete the following with a 2.0 cumulative UNT GPA:
2. The journalism math requirement for all concentrations:
3. The university English composition requirement with a grade of C or better.
4. Students must pass the grammar, spelling and punctuation (GSP) exam to be permitted to enroll in JOUR 2310. Students who transfer credit for JOUR 2310 must take the grammar, spelling and punctuation (GSP) exam during their first term/semester at UNT.
Broadcast Journalism concentration
46 semester hours in journalism.
Foundation courses, 9 hours
Writing/reporting/editing, 3 hours
Advanced writing/reporting/editing, 6 hours
Visual journalism, 9 hours
Critical thinking, 3 hours
Professional application, 1 hour
9 additional hours
Critical thinking, professional application courses from above lists not previously taken, or selected from:
An 18-hour minor outside the Mayborn School of Journalism.
Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the Mayborn School of Journalism.
Students majoring in journalism are required to maintain a 2.0 cumulative UNT GPA to enroll in journalism courses and have a 2.5 journalism GPA to graduate.
a. A grade of C or higher is required for all journalism courses to be applied toward the major/minor degree requirements.
b. No more than 12 semester hours of journalism credit will be accepted from a transfer student who is entering with fewer than 75 semester credit hours. For students transferring with 75 semester credit hours or more, a maximum of 18 transfer journalism hours will be accepted for credit toward the bachelor’s degree.
c. A minimum of 72 semester credit hours must be completed outside of journalism. These 72 semester credit hours may not include MRTS.