May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Digital Communication and Multimedia Journalism B.A.

Plans of Study

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 the production of digital media content.

University Admissions - College of Arts and Sciences

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 and Sciences, see the information at College of Arts and Sciences .

Graduation Requirements - College of Arts and Sciences

Satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • Students must complete all State and University level graduation requirements.
  •  Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in USF coursework. Note: Some Departments/program/major require a higher GPA. Students should refer to Department/program/major specific catalog requirements.
    • The College may approve an exception when a student has successfully earned the minimum grade required for all courses applied in the major but does not have a major GPA of 2.0.
  • Physical Education coursework is limited to two (2) semester hours.
  • ROTC courses that are primarily physical training and field experiences will not be applied to College of Arts and Sciences degree programs. All other military Science coursework will apply, in particular, coursework utilized toward completing an established ROTC minor will be applied to the total hours toward degree. 
  • When earning a second degree, double major or concurrent degree, the Major Core and Major Elective/Concentration areas of the degree audit must not overlap for both degrees.  All other areas of the degree audit may have overlapping credit hours applied.
  • Maximum of 20 hours of S/U option. S/U contracts must be negotiated in writing within the first three (3) weeks of the term. None of the 20 credits may be taken in the student’s major unless S/U is the only grading option. Coursework fulfilling the General Education Core Curriculum Requirements and the State Communication Requirement (formerly known as Gordon Rule Writing) and State Computation Requirement (formerly known as Gordon Rule Math) may not be taken S/U.
  • The Audit option is available only during the first 5 days of classes.
  • Complete all major course requirements.
  • College of Arts and Sciences students are expected to complete a minimum of 50% of their major and/or minor coursework in residence at USF. Some College of Arts and Sciences Departments/programs/majors have established additional major course hours to be taken in residency at USF. See the major or program section of the catalog for these credit-hour requirements.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites - Digital Communication and Multimedia Journalism B.A.

Following Florida BOG Regulation 8.010, state mandated common course prerequisites are lower-division courses that are required for progression into the upper division of a particular baccalaureate degree program. 

Transfer students should complete the State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted. Successful completion of the common prerequisites alone does not guarantee a student admission into the degree program.

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

  • ENC X101 Composition I - 3 credit hours
  • ENC X102 Composition II - 3 credit hours
  • MMC X000-X999 Mass Media Communication or MMC X540 Media Aesthetics- 3 credit hours (Majors must take MMC 2100)

Required Courses: (48 credit hours)

Major Core: 9 courses; 27 credit hours

Major Other Required Course: 1 course; 3 credit hours

Major Electives: 6 courses; 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.

Additional Information - Digital Communication and Multimedia Journalism B.A.

Foreign Language Requirements

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

GPA Requirements

Major GPA (All USF Courses which are applied to major requirements):  2.0
General Education GPA (All USF Courses which are applied to General Education requirements):  2.0
USF GPA:  2.0
Overall GPA: 2.0

Grading Requirements

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

Note:  Some USF courses have higher grade criteria to meet prerequisite knowledge necessary for progression into higher level courses.

College of Arts and Sciences Progression Policy

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

Residency Requirements

Department and College of Arts and Sciences Major Academic Residency Requirement - Fifty percent (50%) of major must be completed at USF.

USF Academic Residency Requirement - thirty (30) of the last sixty (60) credit hours earned must be from USF.

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.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 72 credit hours outside the major.

Research Opportunities - College of Arts and Sciences

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 High Impact Practices and Undergraduate Research is able to assist with further inquiries.

Advising Information - College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Advising Information

The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) Advising Team provides students with support to create timely graduation plans that will integrate both their academic and professional goals.  Each of our undergraduate programs has dedicated professional advisors with specialized knowledge and understanding of the major requirements, course offerings, undergraduate research, and career opportunities in their field.  Additionally, we have dedicated pre-health and prelaw advisors to help students prepare for admission to professional graduate programs.


CAS Academic Advisor Contact information can be found here: CAS Advisors

To schedule an advising appointment: Advising Appointments