Consumer Journalism - B.S.F.C.S.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 1113E or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): STAT 2000

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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s):  COMM 1110 or COMM 2150H


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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
Preferred Course(s): FHCE 1110 and HIST 2111 or HIST 2111H or HIST 2111E or HIST 2112 or HIST 2112H or HIST 2112E and POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H or POLS 1101E 


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Area VI
(FDNS 2100 or FDNS 2100H) or (TXMI 2100 or TXMI 2100E)
FHCE 2100 or FHCE 2100H  or FHCE 2100E 
Any 3-hour W-suffix course 
Any 3-hour 2000-level or higher course (Perspective Course - examines a topic from multiple perspectives)
Any 3-hour 2000-level or higher course (Professional Innovation - teaches a skill relevant to your professional interest)

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Entrance Requirements
Completion of Core Areas I-V.  Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.  Minimum overall GPA of 2.8 or higher in Areas I, II, III, and V.  Documentation of career goals. Academic advising for the intended Consumer Journalism major takes place in the Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics Department.
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High-Demand Major–Selection Criteria
  • Overall GPA of 2.8 or higher in Core Areas I, II, III, and V
  • Essay that states career goals
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    Major Requirements

    A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
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    Required Courses (37 hours)
    (A grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required for each course)
    FACS 2000 
    FHCE 4010/6010
    FHCE 4011/6011
    FHCE 4051/6051
    FHCE 5011/7011

    Choose fifteen (15) hours in a content area (any 3000-level or above course):

    Choose nine (9) hours of additional 3000-level or above courses from the following: FACSFDNSFHCEHDFS, or TXMI 
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    Major Electives (12 hours)
    (A grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required for each course)

    Choose six (6) hours of 3000-level or above courses from the following: FACSFDNSFHCEHDFS, or TXMI

    Choose six (6) hours of 3000-level or above courses 

    Major elective courses may count toward minor requirements. 
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    General Electives (11 hours)
    Any level
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    (This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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