To complete the dual degree program within five years, students should take up to three courses at the master’s level in their fourth year. While they are still officially in the bachelor’s program, they will take up to nine master’s credit hours that will subsequently be transferred to the master’s program. The dual degree program will therefore be 156 credit hours. The 120 hours taken during the undergraduate career for the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies include both the required courses for the General College and 12 courses in the major.  These include a strong foundation in the basic sciences and a five-course concentration in one of the following concentrations:

  • Ecology and society
  • Energy and sustainability
  • Environmental behavior and decision-making
  • Population, environment and development

The most recent worksheet for the incoming CEE students can be found here. In addition to the required number of hours in environmental studies, students have three options for taking undergraduate courses in media and journalism that will prepare them for the rigors of the master’s program. The options are:

• a major in media and journalism

• a minor in media and journalism

• a three-course (or four-course) minimum as outlined in this PDF graphic

The specialty areas in media and journalism, from which students would choose the classes to fulfill the three-course minimum or minor, and which would form the basis of their master’s work are:

• Advertising

Broadcast and electronic journalism

• Business journalism

• Editing and graphic design

• Multimedia

• Photojournalism

• Public relations

• Reporting

Strategic communication

Please note that the specializations MJ-school M.A. professional track have been streamlined into three categories:

  • Journalism (includes business and media, electronic and broadcast journalism, reporting, science and medical journalism)
  • Strategic communication (includes advertising, marketing communication, public relations)
  • Visual communication (includes graphic design, interactive design, photo/video)