The Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts
Journalism and Electronic Media Emphasis


The mission of this sequence is to  prepare students to become reporters in various print and electronic media media. Students will also augment their journalistic skills with a variety of public relations courses that will broaden their communication skills and improve their career opportunities in different organizational and professional settings. Students will practice and refine their writing, reporting, and other journalistic skills. Each student admitted to the B.A program in Communictions Arts/ Journalism sequence as of Fall 2012 must follow the new contract sheet, which appears in this catalogue.

Program Educational Objectives
The graduates of the program should be able to:

  • Lead a productive career in journalism, public relations, and electronic media
  • Employ the journalistic and communication skills acquired in the form of print, broadcast, and digital media in both Arabic and English
  • Apply strong professional competence to serve in journalistic tasks, in the press, radio, television and net media
  • Act ethically as media professionals
  • Pursue graduate studies in journalism, public relations and electronic media research

Graduation Requirements
Once admitted to the program, students are required to develop competence in both Arabic and English. They must also complete an internship at one of the media outlets in the Lebanese market. Students pursuing this major must complete a total of 102 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3 / 4.0 in their major requirements. These 102 credits are divided as follows:

General Education Requirements (33 cr.)

Core Requirements (19 cr.)

COA 201, COA 230, COA 252, COA 359, COA 362, JOU 466, PDP201

Major Requirements (44 cr.)

ARB 302, COA 270, COA 275, COA 415, COA 425, JOU 210, JOU 310,JOU 323, JOU 350, JOU 370, JOU 371, JOU 450, JOU 480, JOU 490

Students must choose 9 credits from the following pool: (9 cr.) ADM 216, ADM 341, ADM 352, BAD 201, COA 223,  COA 311, COA 315, COA 316, COA 350, COA 352, COA 360, COA 365, COA 366, COA 367, COA 368, IAF 322, IAF 331, IAF 402, JOU 340, JOU 341,  JOU 369, JOU 451, JOU 452, JOU 453, JOU 454, JOU 455, JOU 456,  JOU 460, JOU 461, JOU 465,PDP 321, POS 320

Free Electives (6 cr.)