Mass Communication Research – Environmental
In collaboration with the university’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Environment, Policy, and Society, the program offers students the opportunity to earn both the master’s degree in journalism, with an emphasis in environmental journalism, and the certificate in Environmental Policy. The time to complete the degree and the certificate is estimated to be one-and-a-half to two years.
Course Requirements for the Certificate Program
Students in the Environmental Research track must complete both JOUR 5822 Reporting on the Environment, and JOUR 5812 Science Writing as electives. Students select four Certificate-program courses. Three will constitute the courses outside the JMC program required in the Research track. The required thesis must be on an environmental subject.
To qualify for the certificate, students must complete at least 18 hours of course work from the more than 40 courses in environmental policy and policy sciences offered at CU-Boulder, including the two capstone seminars. No more than 6 of the 18 hours required for the certificate may be in the Journalism and Mass Communication program. For students seeking the certificate, the following adjustments to the journalism program are recommended:
A total of 33 credit hours are required to graduate.
Core Requirements for Mass Communication Research (9 hours)
JOUR 6051 Media Theory
JOUR 6061 Mass Communication Research
JOUR 5301 Media Ethics or JOUR 6311 Freedom of Expression or JOUR 6651 Media Law or JOUR 6771 History of the Media or JOUR 6661 Media Ethics & Responsibility
Required Electives (18 hours)
JOUR 5822 Reporting on the Environment, spring semester
JOUR 5812 Science Writing, fall semester
Four Environmental Certificate Courses
Thesis (6 hours)
Degree requirements are subject to change.
Journalism and Mass Communication
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