Special tracks: Two areas of concentration are available within the Journalism and Promotional Communication major: Journalism and Integrated Promotional Communication (a combination of Public Relations and Advertising).
Students must complete a minimum of 43 credits and maintain a 2.25 GPA to graduate with a major in Journalism and Promotional Communication. All School of Communication Majors are required to successfully complete
and COM 303 - Communication Inquiry with a minimum grade of C. Students should be aware that professionally oriented courses require considerable commitment of time and effort in addition to traditional class meeting times. Transfer students must obtain at least 20 credit hours from Communication courses at Cleveland State University.
Internships in Journalism & Promotional Communication
Students in the Journalism sequence may qualify for a 3-credit internship (COM 490) that counts as an elective by achieving an overall GPA of 3.0 in the major, completion of the required courses, and junior or senior standing. Students who qualify must arrange an internship with the departmental coordinator (call 216-687-4630). Internships may be for up to 6 credit hours. However, only 3 of these hours may be applied toward the requirements for this sequence in the major.