Journalism and Integrated Media, B.A.

Degree Program

Upon completion of the University baccalaureate and major requirements in the Department of Digital Journalism and Media, students earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Integrated Media. The Journalism and Integrated Media major requires the completion of a minimum of 47 credits (52+ credits for the Cross-Cultural Media Concentration) beyond the Core Curriculum requirements, 24 of which must be upper-division.

The Department offers five areas of concentration:

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Cross-Cultural Media
  • Digital Journalism
  • Visual Media
  • Writing & Publishing

On-Campus Study Opportunities

Biola Radio

Biola's award-winning student-run web radio programming gives students hands-on experience in reporting news and features, covering campus and regional sports, and creating talk-show format programming around Christian music and news trends. Student work takes place in an on-campus studio or in field-reporting.

EagleVision

Biola's student-run Webcast programming uses state-of-the-art studio and field equipment to cover news events, sports and trends facing the Biola campus and surrounding regions of southern Los Angeles and northern Orange County. EagleVision staff get practical experience in deadline reporting, script-writing, anchoring, editing and producing packages for Internet broadcast. EagleVision also uses CNN footage for localized coverage of world events. Talk-show studio formats are used to provide students experience with news-feature variety in programming.

The Chimes and Chimes Online

Biola's award-winning weekly newspaper, an independent media operation, provides deadline experience in reporting, writing, photojournalism, graphics design and multimedia for the Web. Editors and business staff, funded by payroll or scholarship, are chosen by competitive application a year in advance. Staff members are selected annually for expertise in select media areas (e.g. Advertising staff are selected for background in marketing). Staff training for the editorial and advertising staff provides students with incentives for excellence in pre-professional career portfolio material. Chimes Online, a stand-alone staff of writers, photographers, and multimedia producers provides daily, interactive news and feature coverage of the campus and the La Mirada region.

Media Narrative Project

In a program unique among Christian colleges and universities nationally, students in the Department of Digital Journalism and Media regularly produce a book-length inquiry into a cross-cultural topic. By means of in-depth reporting and documentary photojournalism, students use collaborative journalism and media techniques to take a concept from idea to finished product in one semester. Topics these books have explored include: street survival and ministry on Skid Row, after-school programs in the housing projects of Los Angeles; a non-profit organization’s role in Santa Ana to prevent gang violence; the despair and hope of life in the Dominican Republic and in Haiti, and the pain of alienation and fear felt by migrants and their families on either side of the Tijuana border. These books, designed with student input, are produced through Biola Avenue Press, the department’s imprint. The books are sold on Amazon.com.

6th Street Public Relations

Biola's student-run PR firm, 6th Street PR, is nationally affiliated through the Public Relations Student Society of America. With less than 40 schools having student-run firms that have achieved this status, Biola's PR students have the opportunity to work with real-world clients on strategic public relations initiatives. Building portfolio pieces and leadership experience, 6th Street PR provides experiential learning right on campus for students who want to dive deeper into the world of PR.

The Biolan

Biola's yearbook — one of the oldest forms of student media on the campus — provides students experience in magazine-style feature writing, feature and documentary-style photojournalism and four-color page design in a context that gives student journalists insight to careers in magazine production and book publishing. Editors are chosen a year in advance, but section editors are selected in Fall semesters to serve through the year.

The Point

This award-winning feature magazine is published at the end of each Fall and Spring semester. Work on The Point's staff, some of it by competitive application only, gives students hands-on experience in production of a full-color, slick-page publication. Student editors choose each edition's theme and select stories and photos from the best work of staff and student freelancers. Point staffers get training and experience in copy-editing, photojournalism and page design. Their name on the masthead of this publication, along with hard-earned skills, provide a leaping off point for magazine or publishing careers.

PRSSA

The Biola chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) builds ties between students and professionals in the Los Angeles region and nationally. Students in PRSSA do event planning, community service projects, and hear from guest speakers on best practices for developing into successful leaders and practitioners of corporate, non-profit or ministry-related public relations and marketing.

Journalist in Residence

Biola's location in one of the nation's top media markets makes it a crossroads for journalists and public relations professionals of national and international renown. The Department of Digital Journalism and Media invites selected professionals and successful alumni to speak on special topics in a one-credit course experience for students tailored to the trends and events of California, the Southwestern United States, the nation, and other parts of the world.

Off-Campus Program Opportunities

Biola offers several off-campus program opportunities geared to students earning a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Integrated Media. More information about these experiential learning programs can be found in the Study Abroad and Study USA section of this catalog, or on the Study Abroad website. Students interested in any of these programs should consult with an academic advisor as early as possible.

American Studies Program

This program, set in Washington, D.C., is ideal for students who want a better grasp of communications within government agencies. The program, run by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, provides public policy discussion and coursework along with opportunities for both public relations and journalistic internships. See the CCCU website for additional information.

New York City Study and Intern

Students in journalism have found success in the coursework and internships provided by the New York City semester in journalism offered by The King's College. The program involves coursework from a biblical world-view with media opportunities in the nation's number one media market.

Washington D.C. Journalism and PR opportunities

The Fund for American Studies and various other D.C.-based study and internship opportunities have been a successful fit for Biola Journalism students. These programs offer courses and internship opportunities that parallel elements of our majors. Many Biola grads in Journalism have made successful career entry in D.C.

Disney Internships

Biola's campus, so near Anaheim, home of Disneyland, provides students many opportunities for internships that can provide networking for journalism careers. Students accepted for Disney internships complete coursework in leadership development and experience with public management. Students can also build ties to professionals in media properties owned by Disney, such as ABC News.

Field Production Trips

The Department of Digital Journalism and Media offers special-topic, elective workshops for variable credit during some semesters that provide students hands-on experience in reporting, writing or visual journalism. Recent workshops have taken students to New York and Washington, D.C. for insights into political journalism; other trips involved travel to central Mexico for documentary photojournalism projects, and to Texas for insights on business aspects of free-lance photography. Other means of providing students with practical off-campus media experience are Travel Journalism and Cross-cultural Storytelling Project, a course set either in the U.S or overseas, guiding students in feature-writing, documentary photojournalism, video work or audio projects.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Integrated Media, students will be able to:

  1. Students will evaluate journalistic processes (ULO 1).
  2. Students will analyze journalistic work that reflects biblical truth-telling within cross-cultural storytelling (ULO 1).
  3. Students will construct a digital presence showcasing their pre-professional expertise (ULO 3).
  4. Students will create effective, journalistic writing pieces either expected of entry-level media professionals or about journalism (ULO 3).
  5. Students will produce journalistic projects that are reflective of their concentration’s specialization of dynamic, journalistic storytelling (ULO 3).

Each Program Learning Outcome (PLO) listed above references at least one of the University Learning Outcomes (ULO 1, 2, 3), which may be found in the General Information section of this catalog.

Senior Portfolio Review and Summit Presentation

All students in the Department of Digital Journalism and Media are expected to complete a portfolio review as well as a public presentation before graduating.

The portfolio consists of the student's best work, completed through coursework or internships during the time they have been enrolled in the major. The review will be completed by a committee of full-time faculty (with input from a professional outside of the institution) as well as by the instructor for the Senior Portfolio course during the selected semester.

The student's portfolio will be rated for competency or non-competency. Competent work can also be rated as exemplary. Students whose portfolio does not earn at least a competency rating must re-submit their portfolio to the Review Committee or retake the Senior Portfolio course (if the grade requires such).

Also as part of the graduation requirements as well as the Senior Portfolio course, students will prepare and submit a proposal to be approved for a public presentation (most likely at the department Summit) on a topic of expertise they have developed during their time as a student.

Timing of the portfolio review and public presentation is the semester before graduating (typically Fall semester of the senior year in a normal four-year undergraduate cycle). For December graduates, the review will take place during Spring semester.

Traditional students should schedule a preliminary portfolio review with their academic advisor at the end of five semesters to plan successful completion of the portfolio review and presentation. Transfer students should schedule a preliminary portfolio review after two semesters.

Scheduling of the Senior Portfolio review and public presentation will be completed as part of the Senior Portfolio course requirements. Any exception to this plan must be approved by the full-time faculty.

Internship

Internship, comprising a total of 3 credits, is required for graduation in the Journalism and Integrated Media major. Students will complete the 1-credit course, JOUR 344 Media Internship, as well as the 2-credit course, JOUR 444 Advanced Internship & Career Preparation. Students may take JOUR 344 multiple times to complete more internships for credit. Students, guided by their academic advisor, are encouraged to pursue other (non-credit) internships to gain as much hands-on experience as possible before their senior year. Students must take the internship courses as ordered by prerequisites, but internships (for credit or for non-credit) may be completed any semester or during the Summer under supervision of department faculty, guided by stipulations of the Internship packet.

No more than 6 credits of Internship may be applied toward major requirements. Total directed research and special topic workshop credits may not exceed 9 credits.

Curriculum Requirements

All Journalism and Integrated Media majors must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in all major courses taken at Biola. Anyone receiving a lower grade must repeat the course and earn a "C" or better. The total number of credits for major area credit from internship and directed research may not exceed 9 credits.

Program-Specific Core Curriculum Courses
Integration Seminar (taken as "Religion, Culture and Media")
Business Statistics (will count toward 3 credits of Math/Science)
Program Courses
The following courses are required for Broadcast, Digital Journalism, Visual Media, and Writing and Publishing concentrations. Cross-Cultural Media students see concentration section below for specific requirements.
JOUR 105Foundations of Journalism3
JOUR 107Introduction to Convergence3
JOUR 120Writing Across Media3
JOUR 220Introduction to Visual Media3
or JOUR 235 Videography
JOUR 267Media Career Readiness1
JOUR 303Convergent Production3
or JOUR 307 Social Media, SEO and Digital Strategy
JOUR 344Media Internship1
JOUR 390Media Law3
JOUR 464Philosophy and Ethics of Media3
JOUR 488Media Capstone3
JOUR 495Senior Portfolio1
Concentration Courses
Select one of the concentrations below (Cross-Cultural Media concentration students see concentration for details) 20
Total Credits47

Concentrations

The department offers five areas of concentration: Broadcast, Cross-Cultural Media, Digital Journalism, Visual Media, and Writing and Publishing.

Broadcast

Concentration Courses
JOUR 236Introduction to Broadcast Journalism3
JOUR 241Audio Workshop1
JOUR 243TV Directing Workshop1
JOUR 245Video Workshop1
JOUR 311Studio Production3
JOUR 337Intermediate Broadcast Production3
JOUR 444Advanced Internship and Career Preparation in Media2
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Producing and Writing for Broadcast News
Broadcast Anchoring and Announcing
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Sports Journalism
Database Journalism
Studio Production
Producing and Writing for Broadcast News
Magazine and Free-Lance Writing
Broadcast Anchoring and Announcing
Documentary Journalism
Investigative Reporting
Advanced Journalism Seminar
Directed Research
Total Credits20

Cross-Cultural Media

Students in this concentration will complete 52+ credits, 24 of which must be upper-division. Instead of completing the Program Courses listed above, students will complete the following courses listed below:

Concentration Courses
INCS 420Intercultural Communication3
JOUR 105Foundations of Journalism3
JOUR 107Introduction to Convergence3
JOUR 120Writing Across Media3
JOUR 267Media Career Readiness1
JOUR 344Media Internship1
JOUR 387International Journalism3
JOUR 390Media Law3
JOUR 444Advanced Internship and Career Preparation in Media2
JOUR 464Philosophy and Ethics of Media3
JOUR 495Senior Portfolio1
Select 6 credits of electives from either Writing, Visual or Broadcast in consultation with advisor6
Select 3 credits of the following Media Essentials:3
Introduction to Visual Media
Public Affairs Reporting
Videography
Introduction to Broadcast Journalism
Audio Workshop (1-credit)
TV Directing Workshop (1-credit)
Video Workshop (1-credit)
Database Journalism
Photo Communication
Media Design Essentials
Select one of the following Cross-Cultural Media Experiences:3
Media Narrative Project
Media Capstone
Select two of the following:6-8
Ancient Near East
History of Israel and Zionism
Muslim, Jewish and Christian Relations
Foundations of Global Studies
Intercultural Adjustment
Peoples of the World
Introduction to Development
Understanding the City
Urban Research
Intercultural Communication in Spanish 1
Community Spanish
Spanish Study Tour
Hispanic Civilization and Culture
Language Preparation
For the language preparation in the cross-cultural concentration, students are required to choose from the following options for an additional 8 credits of language study.8
Spanish Language Preparation
Spanish Language and Culture I
Spanish Language and Culture II
Spanish Language and Culture III
Spanish Language and Culture IV
Basic Spanish for the Heritage Learner
Advanced Spanish Communication I
Advanced Spanish Communication II
Advanced Spanish for Heritage Learners I
Advanced Spanish for Heritage Learners II
French Language Preparation
French Language and Culture I
French Language and Culture II
French Language and Culture III
Intermediate French II
French Conversation and Composition
Advanced Conversation and Composition
German Language Preparation
German Language and Culture I
German Language and Culture II
German Language and Culture III
Arabic Language Preparation
Arabic Language and Culture I
Arabic Language and Culture II
Arabic Language and Culture III
Other Language Options
Students may consult with their advisor and the Department of Modern Languages for arrangements to fulfill this requirement with any of the languages referenced below:
Biblical Hebrew or Russian are both currently offered at Biola and may be used to fulfill the language required for this concentration
Swahili, Modern Hebrew, Persian/Farsi, or Turkish; Korean; and Japanese may be taken for this requirement; however, they are not currently offered at Biola.
Total Credits52-54

Digital Journalism

Concentration Courses
Select one of the following:3
Videography
Introduction to Broadcast Journalism
Audio Workshop
and TV Directing Workshop
and Video Workshop
JOUR 303Convergent Production3
or PREL 307 Soc Media, SEO, and Digital Strategy
JOUR 305Database Journalism3
JOUR 348Publication, Web and Media Design3
JOUR 444Advanced Internship and Career Preparation in Media2
PREL 249Media Design Essentials3
or PREL 250 Digital Design Essentials
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Producing and Writing for Broadcast News
Broadcast Anchoring and Announcing
Advanced Journalism Seminar
Directed Research
Advanced Digital Management
Total Credits20

Visual Media

Concentration Courses
PREL 249Media Design Essentials3
JOUR 347Photo Communication3
JOUR 348Publication, Web and Media Design3
or JOUR 466 Photojournalism II
JOUR 444Advanced Internship and Career Preparation in Media2
Select one of the following:3
Public Affairs Reporting
Introduction to Broadcast Journalism
Database Journalism
Students must select 6 credits of electives from the following:6
Integrated Design I
Photography II-Studies in Color
Graphic Design Forms I
Visual Aesthetics
Practicum
Videography
Audio Workshop (1-credit)
TV Directing Workshop (1-credit)
Video Workshop (1-credit)
Visual Meaning
Publication, Web and Media Design
Photojournalism II
Advanced Journalism Seminar
Directed Research
Media Narrative Project
Principles of Advertising
Total Credits20

Writing and Publishing

Concentration Courses
JOUR 231Public Affairs Reporting3
JOUR 332Publication Editing and Management3
JOUR 444Advanced Internship and Career Preparation in Media2
Students must select 12 credits of electives from the following:12
Select 3 credits from the following:
Videography
Introduction to Broadcast Journalism
Audio Workshop (1-credit)
TV Directing Workshop (1-credit)
Video Workshop (1-credit)
Photo Communication
International Journalism
Media Narrative Project
Media Design Essentials
Select two courses from the following:
Database Journalism
Magazine and Free-Lance Writing
International Journalism
Investigative Reporting
Media Narrative Project
Select one course from the following:
Advanced Composition
Studies in Specialized Writing
Sports Journalism
Literary Journalists
Commentary, Opinion and Reviews
Total Credits20

NOTE: The course sequence table is designed by the major department and is one way that the classes will work out properly in sequence for your major. However, there are alternative or flexible ways to rotate some of the classes within the same year/level and sometimes between year levels. Please contact your major department advisor to discuss flexible alternatives in scheduling the sequence of your classes.

Taking coursework during the summer session may also be an option to accelerate your degree path.

See Core Curriculum Program section for a list of approved Core Curriculum courses.

Journalism and Integrated Media, B.A. Broadcast Journalism (JRBN)

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 103 or 1653BBST 103 or 1653
JOUR 1053JOUR 1073
JOUR 2363JOUR 2411
ENGL 100 or 1123JOUR 2431
Science (see Core Curriculum)3JOUR 2451
GNST 1021MATH 190 (required)3
 Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
 16 16
Total Credits 32
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 209 or 2103BBST 209 or 2103
JOUR 1203BBST 2513
JOUR 2671JOUR 2203
JOUR 3033Behavioral Science (see Core Curriculum)3
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4HIST 100 or 1013
KNES 1071 
 15 15
Total Credits 30
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 300/400 Bible Elective3BBST 3543
JOUR 334 or 3513BBST 3653
JOUR 3113JOUR 3373
JOUR 3441Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)3
JOUR 3903ENGL 3133
Communication (see Core Curriculum)3Graduation Petition due in Registrar's Office
Writing Competency Requirement 
 16 15
Total Credits 31
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 465 (Religion, Culture & Media - required)3BBST 306, 316, or 3263
JOUR 4442JOUR 4643
JOUR 301, 305, 311, 334, 335, 351, 421, 431, 470, or 480 (choose one)3JOUR 4883
JOUR 4951HIST 200, 201, or POSC 2253
Literature (see Core Curriculum)3Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3
KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1General Elective2
Portfolio Review Requirement 
 13 17
Total Credits 30

JOUR electives should be approved by your advisor. See catalog for options.

All Journalism majors must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in all major courses taken at Biola.

Journalism and Integrated Media, B.A. Cross-Cultural Media (JRCM)

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 103 or 1653BBST 103 or 1653
JOUR 1053JOUR 1203
JOUR 1073Media Essentials13
ENGL 100 or 1123MATH 190 (required)3
Science (see Core Curriculum)3Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
GNST 1021 
 16 16
Total Credits 32
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 209 or 2103BBST 209 or 2103
BBST 2513Choose from Writing, Visual or Broadcasting13
Media Essentials13Language Preparation (see catalog)4
JOUR 2671Behavioral Science (see Core Curriculum)3
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4HIST 100 or 1013
KNES 1071 
 15 16
Total Credits 31
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 300/400 Bible Elective3BBST 3543
JOUR 3441BBST 3653
JOUR 3873INCS 4203
JOUR 3903Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)3
Language Preparation (see catalog)4ENGL 3133
Communication (see Core Curriculum)3HIST 200, 201, or POSC 2253
Writing Competency RequirementGraduation Petition due in Registrar's Office
 17 18
Total Credits 35
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 465 (Religion, Culture & Media - required)3BBST 306, 316, or 3263
Choose from Writing, Visual or Broadcasting13Cross Cultural Media Experience3
JOUR 4442JOUR 4643
JOUR 4951Choose from List3
Choose from List3Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3
Literature (see Core Curriculum)3 
KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1 
Portfolio Review Requirement 
 16 15
Total Credits 31

Journalism and Integrated Media, B.A. Digital Journalism (JRDJ)

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 103 or 1653BBST 103 or 1653
JOUR 1053JOUR 2203
JOUR 1073MATH 190 (required)3
ENGL 100 or 1123Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)3
Science (see Core Curriculum)3Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
GNST 1021 
 16 16
Total Credits 32
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 209 or 2103BBST 209 or 2103
BBST 2513PREL 2493
JOUR 1203JOUR 2671
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4Behavioral Science (see Core Curriculum)3
General Elective2HIST 100 or 1013
 KNES 1071
 15 14
Total Credits 29
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 3543BBST 3653
JOUR 303 or PREL 3073JOUR 303 or PREL 3073
JOUR 3441JOUR 3053
JOUR 235, 236, or (JOUR 241 & 243 & 245)3JOUR 3483
Communication (see Core Curriculum)3ENGL 3133
HIST 200, 201, or POSC 2253Graduation Petition due in Registrar's Office
Writing Competency Requirement 
 16 15
Total Credits 31
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 300/400 Bible Elective3BBST 306, 316, or 3263
BBST 465 (Religion, Culture & Media - required)3JOUR 334, 351, 470, 480, or PREL 420 (choose one)3
JOUR 3903JOUR 4442
JOUR 4951JOUR 4643
Literature (see Core Curriculum)3JOUR 4883
KNES Activity1Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3
Portfolio Review Requirement 
 14 17
Total Credits 31

JOUR electives should be approved by your advisor. See catalog.

All Journalism majors must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in all major courses taken at Biola.

Journalism and Integrated Media, B.A. Visual media (JRVM)

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 103 or 1653BBST 103 or 1653
JOUR 1053JOUR 2203
JOUR 1073MATH 190 (required)3
ENGL 100 or 1123Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)3
Science (see Core Curriculum)3Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
GNST 1021 
 16 16
Total Credits 32
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 209 or 2103BBST 209 or 2103
BBST 2513PREL 2493
JOUR 3473JOUR 1203
Choose one course from List 1 (see catalog)3JOUR 2671
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4Behavioral Science (see Core Curriculum)3
 HIST 100 or 1013
 16 16
Total Credits 32
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 3543BBST 3653
JOUR 303 or PREL 3073JOUR 348 or 4663
JOUR 3441JOUR 4442
Choose one course from List 2 (see catalog)3ENGL 3133
Communication (see Core Curriculum)3HIST 200, 201, or POSC 2253
Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3Graduation Petition due in Registrar's Office
Writing Competency Requirement 
 16 14
Total Credits 30
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 306, 316, or 3263BBST 300/400 Bible Elective3
BBST 465 (Religion, Culture & Media - required)3Choose one course from List 2 (see catalog)3
JOUR 3903JOUR 4643
JOUR 4951JOUR 4883
Literature (see Core Curriculum)3KNES 1071
KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1 
Portfolio Review Requirement 
 14 13
Total Credits 27

JOUR electives should be approved by your advisor. See catalog.

All Journalism majors must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in all major courses taken at Biola.

Journalism and Integrated Media, B.A. Writing & Publishing (JRWP)

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 103 or 1653BBST 103 or 1653
JOUR 1053JOUR 1073
JOUR 1203JOUR 220 or 2353
ENGL 100 or 1123Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)3
Science (see Core Curriculum)3Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4
GNST 1021 
 16 16
Total Credits 32
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 209 or 2103BBST 209 or 2103
BBST 2513Choose one class from List 1 (see catalog)3
JOUR 2313MATH 190 (required)3
JOUR 2671Behavioral Science (see Core Curriculum)3
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4HIST 100 or 1013
KNES 1071 
 15 15
Total Credits 30
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 3543BBST 3653
JOUR 303 or PREL 3073JOUR 3323
JOUR 3441JOUR 4442
Choose one class from List 2 (see catalog)3ENGL 3133
Communication (see Core Curriculum)3HIST 200, 201, or POSC 2253
General Elective2Graduation Petition due in Registrar's Office
Writing Competency Requirement 
 15 14
Total Credits 29
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 306, 316, or 3263BBST 300/400 Bible Elective3
BBST 465 (Religion, Culture & Media - required)3Choose one class from List 2 (see catalog)3
JOUR 3903JOUR 4643
JOUR 4951JOUR 4883
Literature (see Core Curriculum)3Choose one class from List 3 (see catalog)3
KNES Activity (see Core Curriculum)1Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3
Portfolio Review Requirement 
 14 18
Total Credits 32

JOUR electives should be approved by your advisor. See catalog for list of classes.

All Journalism majors must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in all major courses taken at Biola.