Want to be a TV meteorologist, TV sportscaster, or TV reporter or anchor? Write, report, produce, and make ethical decisions as you learn about electronic news and information programming and prepare for your dream job in broadcast or online journalism.
This major is the only major at Ball State for sportscasters. If you are interested in meteorology (science of weather) but not the TV portion, check out that major in the Department of Geography.
You can also experience media convergence—newspaper, television, and online news organizations and staffs working in conjunction with one another. Ball State student newspaper and television news staffs converge in our state-of-the-art, high-definition convergence newsroom News Link Indiana, a student-produced, professionally guided, immersive learning news operation that will prepare you for the real world.
News and Information Sample Schedule
TCOM 206, 207, 208
SP 101 or other FL
SP 102 or other FL
SP 202 or other FL
SP 201 or other FL
PSYSC 100 or other Soc. Science
AHS or other Fine Arts
CC 205 or other distribution elective
ANTH 342 or other directed elective
AHS 264 or other directed elective
ENG 285 or other directed elective
HSC 160 or other Phys. Science
ANTH 101 or other Soc. Science
writing competency exam or ENG 392
ASTRO 100 or other Phys. Science
Any TCOM or other elective
Grand total: 127 credit hours; successfully completing the required number of credit hours for this program qualifies you to graduate with a bachelor of arts in news at the conclusion of the spring semester of your fourth year.
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