Child, Youth and Family Studies/Journalism & Mass Communications

Child, Youth and Family Studies/Journalism & Mass Communications Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

This option is a joint program between the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies and the College of Journalism and Mass Communications (CoJMC). The student combines a broad background in child, youth and family studies with one emphasis from C0JMC (advertising and public relations, broadcasting or journalism) of the student’s choice.

A sample 4-year plan is found below.

Careers

  • Advertising Coordinator
  • Newspaper Reporting/Editing
  • Magazine Reporting/Editiing
  • Freelance Reporting/Writer
  • Broadcaster
  • International-Director of Program Funding
  • Communications Firm Representative

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Bachelor of Science 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
JOMC 101 Principles of Mass Media 3 cr
CYAF 160 Human Development and the Family 3 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
Supporting Course Elective 4 cr
Total Credits 13
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ACE 5 3 cr
CYAF 280 Family Science 3 cr
Supporting Course Elective 3 cr
JOMC 100 The First Year Experience 1 cr
JOMC 130 Introduction to Design Thinking 1 cr
JOMC 131 Visual Communication Core Modules I 1 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
CYAF 222 Introduction to Family Finance 3 cr
CYAF 382 Working with Parents 3 cr
JOUR 202 Reporting I 3 cr
JOMC 132 Visual Communication Core Modules II 1 cr
JOMC 133 Visual Communication Advanced Modules 1 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
Elective 1 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ACE 8 3 cr
CYAF Supporting Elective 4 cr
Journalism Elective 3 cr
CYAF 285 Dating and Couple Relationships 3 cr
JOUR 201 Editing I 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
CYAF 333 Families in the Economy 3 cr
JOUR 302 Reporting II 3 cr
JOUR 304 Multimedia Journalism 3 cr
JOMC 134 Visual Communication Project 2 cr
Supporting Course Elective 4 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ACE 7 3 cr
Journalism elective 3 cr
Journalism elective 3 cr
CYAF 493/893 Special Topics in Contemporary Family Issues 3 cr
CYAF 460/860 Human Dimensions of Sustainability 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
CYAF 446/846 Addictions and Families 3 cr
CYAF 471 3 cr
JOMC 486/886 Mass Media Law 3 cr
CYAF 495/895 Special Topics in Family and Cultural Diversity 3 cr
PSYC 350 Research Methods and Data Analysis 4 cr
JOUR 98 Senior Assessment 0 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CYAF 488/888 Child and Family Policy 3 cr
Journalism elective 3 cr
JOMC 487/887 Mass Media and Society 3 cr
CYAF 497D 3 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
Total Credits 15
PLEASE NOTE

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.