1. 120 credit hours are required for graduation, including the following minimums: 

  • At least 39 but no more than 48 credit hours of journalism
  • At least 72 credit hours that are not journalism
  • At least 24 credit hours in a second concentration selected from one academic discipline outside of journalism or other mass communication courses (see the mass communications course list)
  • At least 36 credit hours at the 300- and 400-level
  • At least 10 credit hours of journalism from the Bloomington campus
  • At least 26 credit hours of course work during the senior year from the Bloomington campus

2. Credit hour limits

  • No more than 48 credit hours of journalism
  • No more than 12 transfer credit hours of journalism
  • No more than 3 credit hours total of internship credit, either from JOUR-J 492 or any other academic unit
  • No more than 60 transfer credit hours from a community college

3. Grade Point Average

  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average in all course work
  • A minimum 2.0 grade point average in all major course work, C- or higher in each course, with the exception of the journalism course used for admission to the BAJ (J 110, J 200 or J 210), in which a grade of C or higher is required
  • A minimum 2.0 grade point average in all course work for the second concentration, C- or higher in each course
  • The Extended-X policy will not be used in calculating grade point averages for internal purposes. FX or WF will be calculated as F, DX as D, etc.

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