Accelerated B.A. Communication, Multiplatform Journalism Emphasis
Accelerated BA/BS to MA/MS Program
Students accepted into an accelerated undergraduate program may take departmentally approved graduate coursework as part of their undergraduate curriculum. These credits will count towards both their bachelor's and master's degrees and can fulfill major requirements, upper-division requirements, and/or free electives. For details on accelerated programs at Idaho State University, please see (Degree Requirements).
Once accepted into an accelerated degree program, it is strongly recommended for students to stay in close communication with their advisor regarding pursuit of acceptance into the Graduate School and the master's degree program at Idaho State University. Acceptance into an accelerated program during the bachelor's degree program is the first step in the admissions process. A separate application to the Graduate School is necessary for all accelerated programs. For more information regarding application and admission to the Graduate School at Idaho State University, please see the Graduate Admissions section of the graduate catalog (http://coursecat.isu.edu/graduate/graduateadmissions/).
Communication, Multiplatform Journalism Track Accelerated Criteria
This accelerated program gives outstanding bachelor's degree students in Communication, Corporate Communication Emphasis, Advertising Track a "fast-track" option to pursue graduate-level coursework towards the Master in Arts degree during the last two semesters of undergraduate coursework and count up to 9 credits of that coursework towards completion of the bachelor's degree. For details on application and admission into the Accelerated program, please see (Communication).
The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.
|Objective 3- MATH 1123 Recommended||3|
|Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 8||3|
|Multiplatform Journalism Core|
|CMP 1110||Media Writing||3|
|CMP 2202||Photo, Graphic, and Video Editing||3|
|CMP 2271||Television and Video Production||3|
|CMP 3309/5509||Communication Inquiry||3|
|CMP 3311||Business and Political Reporting||3|
|CMP 3339||Web Design||3|
|CMP 4403/5503||Mass Communication and Society||3|
|CMP 4410/5510||Mass Media History, Law, and Ethics||3|
|Choose 9 credits from the following list of Journalism electives:||9|
|Studio-Based Content Creation|
|Complete 9 credits from other course offerings in the CMP curriculum, at least 3 of which are at the 3000-level or above.||9|
|Students in the accelerated BA to MA program can use a total of nine credits of 5000/6000-level graduate coursework from the Communication, Media, & Persuasion Department in any of these three areas:|
Upper division Core Courses
Upper division Journalism Electives
Upper division CMP Electives
|Program Admission Requirements||0|
|Upper Division Free Electives||9|