Curriculum Changes for Print/Online

In Fall 2019, the Journalism Department updated its curriculum for both the online/print and photojournalism B.A. programs.

All students who started in Fall 2019 or after are on the new curriculum. Students who started before that can follow the bulletin for the year they entered SFSU or change to the new curriculum. (Students may not switch to a previous curriculum.) See chart below to compare the old and new curricula. Students should discuss any bulletin year changes with a journalism advisor.

For the full list of degree requirements check the SFSU bulletin for the year you started or the year you want to change to.

Difference between old and new print/online curriculum
  Old Curriculum (pre-Fall 2019) New Curriculum (Fall 2019 and after)
Multimedia

JOUR 395 Online Journalism
                    AND
JOUR 400 Multimedia Journalism

JOUR 395 Online Journalism
                   OR
JOUR 400 Multimedia Journalism

Ethics None JOUR 310 Journalism Ethics
Electives

1 writing
1 visual
1 writing or specialized

1 writing
2 other electives
Practicum   1 semester JOUR 605/607/609 Publication Laboratory
Capstone

2 semesters of JOUR 605/607/609 Publication Lab
                   OR
1 semester of Publication Lab and JOUR 617 Internship

JOUR 695 Senior Seminar
Required grades Students must pass all major courses with a C or better except JOUR 307 News Media Law and JOUR 304 Cultural Diversity and News Media Students must pass all major courses with a C or better
Degree requirements See full list of requirements and electives here See full list of requirements and electives here
Total 43 units 43 units