Department of Journalism

Bachelor of Arts

Wenmouth Williams, Jr., Professor and Interim Chair

The Department of Journalism offers an integrated curriculum designed to prepare students for careers in journalism, law, and other professions. Multimedia and critical, analytical thinking are key components of the curriculum. Journalism students are taught online, video and print journalism, as well as First Amendment law, ethics and history in the liberal arts tradition.

Academic Policies

Majors, including freshmen, are required to maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 2.50. All majors must complete a minimum of 60 credits outside communications, which includes the language requirement, and a minimum of 75 percent of their credits (normally 90 credits) in courses designated as liberal arts (LA). Transfer students applying to the B.A. in journalism program must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher to have their application considered; however, this minimum does not guarantee acceptance to the degree program. This policy applies to all applicants to the degree program, including students transferring from another major in the Park School or at Ithaca College and those applying from other academic institutions.

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