There are five components of the tutorial program in journalism.
A tutorial consists of a one-on-one course, a mini-group, or a small seminar. Such a setting provides the type of individualized attention and academic challenge capable of stimulating the intellectual growth of talented and creative students. The Director of Studies for the tutorial program assigns tutors in accord with the interests of the individual student. The tutor, in consultation with the student, develops an individual plan of instruction. Students complete a total of eight tutorials:
2. Professional courses in journalism
Tutorial students are required to take additional core courses not covered by tutorials (JOUR 1010 Past, Present and Future of Media and JOUR2310 Multiplatform Reporting). Students are also expected to take an appropriate number of approved electives in journalism, usually three courses. Some professional courses, such as multiplaform journalism, editing, graphics, strategic communication, etc., are experiential by nature, usually taught through labs and writing courses. Other courses provide conceptual knowledge and/or theoretical approaches to journalism and related fields. Students will usually follow one of the two tracks in journalism (news and information track or strategic communication track).
3. Liberal education
Journalism programs generally require the student to develop a broad background in liberal arts. In the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, we expect students to complete a year of a foreign language; courses in history, sociology or anthropology, political science, economics, philosophy, English, psychology, and statistics. Also, students must take courses in fine or comparative arts, Afro-American Studies or Women's and Gender Studies, as well as natural and applied science.
A detailed overview of the HTC Journalism curriculum is available in the Ohio University undergraduate catalog.
4. Areas of specialization
Students are expected to select an area of specialization outside of the School of Journalism, Media Arts and Studies, and Visual Communication. The area of specialization requirement can be met through a planned series of courses in a single department, a combination of courses, or a certificate program.
Consistent with its policy of combining class work with practical training, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism requires students to complete an advisor-approved internship. It should entail a minimum of 200 hours and be in a field that is relevant to journalism and the student's track or emphasis. Interns receive hands-on experience in a media-related organization and may be paid a moderate stipend. Internships are located throughout the nation and abroad.
Entering first-year applicants are expected to have a high school class rank in the top 10 percent and to have a minimum ACT composite score of 30 or a combined SAT score of 1300. Recommendations from two high school teachers are strongly recommended. Students already enrolled at Ohio University must have an overall G.P.A. of 3.6 and should have earned fewer than 60 hours.
The deadline for applications for admission and scholarships is December 1. Interviews are held in January.
Director of Studies
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Schoonover Center 227A
Athens, OH 45701
For more information, visit the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism website.