Four Year Plan
JAMM FOUR YEAR ACADEMIC PLAN ( Download PFD)
This guide is intended only to give general advice for students pursuing a degree in the School of Journalism and Mass Media (BA or BS in Advertising, Broadcasting and Digital Media, Journalism and Public Relations). Every student’s situation is different, reflecting one’s high school or community college experience, as well as career interests. Classes should be chosen carefully in consultation with an academic advisor. Please contact the JAMM office to request a checklist for your particular degree, or click on the JAMM Majors link for a PDF.
Not all JAMM courses are offered every semester. Some are offered only once a year; some are offered every other year. Most upper-division courses must be taken in sequence. The School offers a number of Special Topics courses each semester, numbered 404. These may often be substituted for upper-division concept or writing/editing courses.
Please note the following requirements:
- A student must earn a grade of C or better in JAMM 100 (Media and Society) and JAMM 121 (Media Writing) before enrolling in any other JAMM courses.
- A student must successfully complete English 102 before enrolling in JAMM 121.
- A student needs to take at least 16 credits per semester to finish in four years.
- A student must have a 2.5 GPA or higher (based on UI courses only) to complete a JAMM degree.