Students majoring in journalism are required to maintain a 2.5 cumulative UNT GPA to graduate. Those who fall below the 2.5 cumulative UNT GPA requirement will not be allowed to register for any journalism courses until the GPA is raised. See advisor for exemptions to this policy for incoming transfer students only.
- A grade of C or higher is required for all journalism courses to be applied toward the major/minor degree requirements.
- No more than 12 semester hours of journalism credit will be accepted from a transfer student who is entering as a first-term/semester junior. For students transferring with 75 semester hours of credit or more, a maximum of 18 transfer journalism hours will be accepted for credit toward the bachelor’s degree.
- At least 65 hours must be completed in liberal arts. See advisor for approved areas. No journalism hours may count towards this requirement. Some liberal arts courses will also meet university requirements.
- Students must pass the Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation (GSP) exam to be permitted to enroll in the following:
Students who transfer credit for JOUR 2310 must take the Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation (GSP) exam during their first term/semester at UNT.
- All journalism majors are required to take the following, which meets university requirements; see advisor for exemptions to this policy for transfer students only.
Broadcast and multimedia news
Students interested in careers in broadcast and multimedia — such as news reporters, writers, producers, photojournalists (video and stills), and editors — enroll in the school’s news department. Working with an advisor, students select 37 hours of course work, including broadcast reporting and writing, visual journalism, and online journalism. This course work also includes the skills and concepts of writing, reporting and producing visual content for the web. Students learn to cover a news “beat,” shoot video and stills, and edit using non-linear editing systems. Students 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.
Students also work as news reporters, writers, photojournalists, web site designers and editors for the North Texas Daily, NTDaily.com, NTDaily TV, and other area media.
Students receive hands-on experience from faculty with extensive professional experience in broadcast and online news. They also can complete internships at television, radio and web organizations in the Dallas–Fort Worth area, the nation’s fifth largest media market, and in other news organizations in the area and across the state.