Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication with a major in news-Internet.
As news-internet majors, students gain knowledge and multimedia skills needed for careers in reporting, editing, management or publishing, in print and online.
Graduates work on newspaper staffs, in the news departments of other news media and agencies, in public information positions and in website editing positions.
Approximately 30 students are enrolled in the major. Average class size is 12 students.
Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Drake is among 113 accredited programs nationwide. To win accreditation, schools meet 9 standards, which address such issues as class size, diversity within the faculty and curriculum. Accreditation reviews occur every 6 years. Drake's program has been continuously accredited, most recently in 2011.
Thirty-five journalism credits with 3 journalism elective hours (optional) and 3 non-journalism courses are required to complete the news-internet major.
Suggested progression of classes:
All classes are 3 credit hours except when indicated ( )
|First-Sophomore Years||Junior-Senior Years|
|JMC30||Communications in Society||JMC 70||Print Media Editing|
|JMC 31(1)||Multimedia Lab||JMC 98||Advanced Reporting for Print and Online|
|JMC40(1)||Pre-professional Workshop||JMC 102||Multimedia Journalism|
|JMC54||News and Reporting Principles||JMC 103||Public Affairs Journalism Online|
|JMC59||Intro to Visual Communication||JMC 105||Web Page Design|
|JMC 66||Media Responsibility Over Time||JMC 171||The Digital Newsroom|
|JMC 104||Communication Law and Ethics||JMC||Elective (0–3)|
|POLS 1||American Political Systems|
|SCSS 1||Survey of Sociology|
Students must also:
Students should see Graduation Requirements and Regulations sections of the catalog for additional information.