University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Sep 26, 2022  

Journalism (Bilingual Media) and Spanish (Media Studies) B.A.

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Students who complete this Dual Major Program will earn two majors: the Bachelor of Arts with majors in Journalism (Bilingual Media) and Spanish (Media Studies). This program provides students with a foundational background in Spanish linguistics, literature, and culture, and the skills and knowledge necessary to practice bilingual journalism or strategic communications. Students who successfully complete the program are prepared to pursue careers as bilingual professionals in news, public relations or advertising, graduate school, or a career using media skills and/or Spanish language.

Contact Information

Reynolds School of Journalism
RSJ 303D
(775) 784-6531 AND

College of Liberal Arts Student Center:


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Admission Requirements (Journalism)

To apply for admission to the Reynolds School of Journalism, students must have completed the following three courses with a C or better and have an overall 2.5 GPA (in journalism and at the university overall): JOUR 103, JOUR 107, JOUR 108.

Graduation Requirements

  • Total Units | 120 units
  • Cumulative GPA | 2.5      
  • University GPA | 2.0
  • Major GPA | 2.5
  • Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
  • Upper-Division Requirement | 40 Upper-Division Units
  • Minimum Units from 4-Year Institutions | 60 units

I. Core General Education Requirements (24-27 units)

NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course description.

A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3

B. Quantitative Reasoning (3 units minimum) - CO2

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO2 courses .

C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (6 units minimum) - CO4, CO4L

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO4/CO4L courses .

D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO6 courses .

E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8

Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Silver Core Requirements (18 units maximum)

Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Silver Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV).  Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9

B. Diversity & Equity - CO10

The following recommended courses can also be counted in the Major Requirement:

C. Global Context - CO11

The following recommended courses can also be counted in the Major Requirement:

D. Ethics - CO12

The following recommended courses can also be counted in the Major Requirement:

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13

F. Application - CO14

The following recommended courses can also be counted in the Major Requirement:

III. Additional College Requirements (6-20 units)

Units may vary depending on initial course placement in foreign language coursework.

A. Foreign Language (0-14 units)

Successful completion of the foreign language requirement may be accomplished through one of four options:

  1. complete a fourth semester college course in a foreign language or in American Sign Language;
  2. demonstrate proficiency through placement examination or other means determined by the Department of World Languages and Literatures, including minimum CBAPE, SAT II, or IB scores;
  3. show transcript evidence of successful completion of four years of high school coursework in the same foreign language; or
  4. participate in a Studies Abroad program pre-approved by the college to meet the foreign language requirement.

B. College Breadth Requirement (6 units)

Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in the college shall be required to take, within the College of Liberal Arts, 6 units that are outside the departments in which they major or minor, and that exclude courses taken to fulfill the Core General Education requirements (Core Objectives 1 through 8).

IV. Dual Major Requirements (51 units)

Twelve of the 51 required units must be completed on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

B. Spanish Culture (3 units)

Choose one of the following courses:

E. Journalism (18 units)

Earn at least a “C” in JOUR 103, 107, and 108 to satisfy this requirement.

F. Journalism Spanish Media (9 units)

G. Service Learning/Internship (3 units)

Choose one from the following:

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)

The College of Liberal Arts minor requirement is waived per multiple-degree policy so long as students remain in this dual major program; students who declare this dual major program and subsequently choose to withdraw and declare Spanish BA must at that point declare and complete a minor.

Students on the dual major program may declare a minor or second major in an additional field, but are advised that doing so may cause them to exceed the 120 total units for the degree plan.

VI. Electives (4-21 units)

VII. Recommended Schedule

A. First Year

Fall Semester (15 units)

Spring Semester (15-16 units)

B. Second Year

Fall Semester (15-16 units)

C. Third Year

D. Fourth Year

Fall Semester (15 units)

Spring Semester (15 units)

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