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    Sep 24, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Digital Communication and Multimedia Journalism B.A.


Total Hours: 120

The Bachelor of Arts in Digital Communication and Multimedia Journalism is a hands-on program that allows students to prepare for careers in journalism, digital media, promotional communication, web development, photography, videography and other jobs requiring production of digital media content.

University Admissions


Admission to the University is based on the University’s Undergraduate Admission Requirements that may be found by clicking on the following urls:

For Admission information specific to the College of Arts & Sciences, see the information at College of Arts and Sciences .

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites


  • ENC X101 English I - 3 credit hours
  • ENC X102 English II - 3 credit hours
  • MMC X540 or MMC XXXX - 3 credit hours

FOR ALL MAJORS: Students are strongly encouraged to select required lower division electives that will enhance their general education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.

Note: A grade of ‘C’ or higher is required for all common prerequisites.

Required Courses: (27 credit hours)


Major Core Courses (9 courses; 27 Credit Hours)


Major Other Required Course (3 credit hours)


Major Electives (18 Credit Hours)


Select six courses (18 credit hours) from the following list of courses.

NOTE: Up to 6 credit hours of MMC 4945 - Internship  may count toward the Major Electives.

GPA Requirements


A minimum adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on all coursework taken at USF and an overall 2.0 GPA average on all college-level coursework.

Grading Requirements


A 2.5 GPA in Digital Communication and Multimedia Journalism coursework is required for graduation.

D/F Policy


A grade of “D” or “F” will not be counted toward meeting major requirements.

Residency Requirements


Registration and successful completion of at least thirty (30) of the last sixty (60) credit hours.

Foreign Language Requirements


Sign Language may be used as an option for students to fulfill the Foreign Language EXIT requirement.

Research Opportunities


Undergraduate students in any degree program are able to participate in undergraduate research. Several options exist to show mentored undergraduate research activity on a student’s official transcript. Those who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 4914  course. This course will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office of Undergraduate Research is able to assist with further inquiries.

Other Information


Most Digital Communication and Multimedia Journalism courses have prerequisites as specified in the course descriptions (these prerequisites are separate from the State Mandated Common Prerequisites for program admission listed below). Refer to each prerequisite listed to determine progressive prerequisites for each course. Students should also note that the Digital Communication and Multimedia Journalism major is a four-semester program at a minimum and the majority of courses are offered only during the day.

All material submitted by students as assignments in writing, reporting, editing, photography and electronic news gathering and production classes is subject to publication or broadcast. The Department uses a variety of online, print and electronic media outlets.

Advising Information


USF students schedule advising appointments online through USF Archivum Platform.   Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester to discuss courses planning, degree progression, and career preparation. 

St Pete Campus Website: https://www.usfsp.edu/academic-advising/
For questions, email advising@usfsp.edu

4 Year Plan of Study - Digital Communication and Multimedia Journalism B.A.


NOTES:

Potential Entry Level Job Titles:

  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing Director

Potential Entry Level Salary Range:

  • $60,000 - $80,000

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 13

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 13

Semester 3 (Summer)


  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 6

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 5 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 6 (Summer)


  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 4

Total Credit Hours: 4

Year 3


Semester 7 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 8 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 9 (Summer)


  • Major Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 3

Year 4


Semester 10 (Fall)


  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Major Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Major Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 11 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12

2 Year Plan of Study - Digital Communication and Multimedia Journalism B.A.


NOTES:

 

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 3 (Summer)


  • Major Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Major Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 6

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 5 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12