Journalism and Media Studies, B.S. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2021-2022

First Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
ENGL 1010: English Composition I
Pathways Required Core
3 ENGL 1012: English Composition II
Pathways Required Core
3
Math & Quantitative Reasoning
Pathways Required Core
3 Life & Physical Sciences
Pathways Required Core
3
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3
General Elective
General Elective (PHIL 3306 recommended)
3 TREM 1165: Introduction to Mass Media
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Second Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
Individual & Society
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Scientific World
Pathways Flexible Core
3
TREM 2032: Tools of Storytelling
Major
3 TREM 3401: Advanced News Writing & Reporting
Major
3
TREM 2401: Intro News Writing & Reporting
Major (Previously known as TREM 3728: Fundamentals of Newswriting)
3 TREM Platform Class*
Major
3
TREM 2726W: Journalism and Society
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
TREM 3223: Ethical Issues in the Electronic Mass Media or TREM 3535: Communication Law & Policy
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Third Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
U.S. Experience in Its Diversity
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
TREM Platform Class
Major
3 TREM Platform Class*
Major
3
TREM 3402 or 3403 or 3404 or 4047 or 4160 or 4173 or 4403
Major
3 TREM 3402 or 3403 or 3404 or 4047 or 4160 or 4173 or 4403
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
TREM 4177: Television & Radio Internship or TVRA 5010: Independent Projects
Major
3 TREM 4777: Capstone in Journalism and Media Studies
Major
6
TREM 4401: Digital News Laboratory
Major
6 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Degree Details

42 Pathways Credits

48 Major Credits

30 General Elective Credits

Students may apply a second major, or a minor, towards their general elective credits.

120 Total Credits

Contact Information

Department of Television, Radio & Emerging Media
304 Whitehead Hall
Dr. MJ Robinson
mj.robinson29@brooklyn.cuny.edu

The four-year degree map is designed to help you take the right courses in the right order so you can graduate in four years. It also helps you distinguish what courses qualify as Pathways courses, or Major courses, or General Elective courses. DegreeMaps are a suggested way through the major, but students may have alternate routes depending on their individual situations. Please reach out to the Chair to discuss any specific concerns and to be academically advised: Dr. MJ Robinson, MJ.Robinson29@brooklyn.cuny.edu.

*Students must complete three of the following TREM platform classes: TREM 3405, TREM 3782, TREM 3841, TREM 3891, TREM 3925, TREM 3951, TREM 4040, TREM 4042, TREM 4045, TREM 4728.

The department chair or program director may, with the approval of the chair of the department's undergraduate curriculum committee, allow substitutions for one or more required classes consistent with the educational goals of the program.

All courses used to meet the degree requirements for the Journalism and Media Studies major must be completed with a grade of C or higher. No course in this curriculum may be taken more than twice for the purposes of degree advancement.

Students must successfully complete ENGL 1012 or higher with a grade of B or better in order to enroll in any Journalism and Media Studies course above TREM 1165. Students who receive transfer credit for ENGL 1012 must provide a writing sample for program assessment prior to enrollment in any Journalism and Media Studies course above TREM 1165.

In conjunction with the four-year degree map, you should review Degree Works, and the Brooklyn College website, for an approved list of courses in your major. Overall, it is best to review your academic plan with your advisor on a regular basis.

Contact Information

Department of Television, Radio & Emerging Media
304 Whitehead Hall
Dr. MJ Robinson
mj.robinson29@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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