Journalism + Design

Degree Requirements

  • This page outlines the requirements for the degree in Journalism + Design (BA, Journalism + Design). Students can also study this subject as a minor or as part of a self-designed major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts).

    Requirements for the Journalism + Design Major (BA, Journalism + Design)

    The major in Journalism + Design requires completion of 13 courses, distributed as shown below. Students must receive grades of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill major requirements. Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the chair of the program. Track your progress using the requirements worksheet (see below).

    To see which courses fulfill these requirements, visit the Lang course finder.


    • LLSJ  2001  News and Narrative I (4 credits)
    • LLSJ  3001  News, Narrative, and Design II (4)
    • LLSJ  4001  News, Narrative, and Design III (4)
    • LLSJ  2010  Ethics and History of Journalism (4)
    • LLSJ  3505 Visualizing Data (4)
    • 2 Additional Exploring the Medium Courses (8)
    • 2 Subject by Subject Courses (8)
    • 3 Electives (12)
    •   LLSJ 4991 Senior Capstone (4)

    Total: 52 credits

    Students may, with their advisor’s permission, substitute up to two courses in related social science fields at equivalent levels.

    Requirements Worksheet

    Track your progress using the worksheet (PDF) for the year in which you declared your major in Journalism + Design: