All students working for a bachelor’s degree at Drake must complete the Drake Curriculum Areas of Inquiry or Honors curriculum. A minimum of 124 total credits are required to graduate.
In addition, all SJMC majors must meet the following degree requirements:
Students should work with their advisers to ensure selection of courses best-suited to their educational and career objectives. Please see Regulations section of the catalog for additional information.
All SJMC majors must successfully complete SJMC core and requirements for their major.
|JMC 030 - Mass Media in a Global Society||3|
|JMC 031 - Multimedia Lab||1|
|JMC 040 - Pre-Professional Workshop||1|
|JMC 041 - Financial Fundamentals for Communication Professions||1|
|JMC 054 - Reporting & Writing Principles||3|
|JMC 055 - Digital Strategies||3|
|JMC 059 - Introduction to Visual Communication||3|
|JMC 104 - Communication Law and Ethics||3|
|POLS 001 - American Political System||3|
Some majors in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication require other non-SJMC courses.
Entering first-year SJMC majors should enroll in JMC 030 (Mass Media in a Global Society), JMC 031 Multimedia Lab, and a First Year Seminar. Other classes aimed at satisfying general education requirements should be taken for a total of 15 or 16 credit hours.
In the second semester of the first year, SJMC majors should meet with their SJMC adviser to choose from among the introductory SJMC classes, including:
The remainder of the second-semester schedule is chosen, in consultation with the student’s academic adviser, to satisfy general education requirements.
Students should work toward completing all Drake Curriculum requirements by the end of their junior year. All SJMC majors build to a senior capstone, and prerequisites are required for most upper-level coursework. Students are advised to complete coursework from lower level (numbered courses below 100) to upper level (above 100). Students must also take into consideration that some required classes are offered only once a year.