Major code BJ6910
Scripps College of Communication
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Schoonover Center for Communication 200
20 E. Union St.
Athens, OH 45701
Eddith Dashiell, Ph.D., Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies,
The Carr Van Anda program allows School of Journalism majors to create an individualized course of study within the journalism framework. It is available to School of Journalism juniors with a 3.0 accumulative GPA in all work. The Carr Van Anda program includes the journalism core classes (5 classes) plus an approved selection of courses in journalism, media arts and studies or visual communication to equal 39 hours. Of the non-core class hours, a minimum of 12 hours must be in journalism. In addition, a student in this program must meet all journalism general liberal arts and specialization requirements and all Ohio University general education requirements. A student completing the Carr Van Anda program receives the Bachelor of Science in Journalism (BSJ), the same as journalism students in the news and information or strategic communication tracks.
No freshman admitted.
Change of Program Policy
Students seeking to change their major to journalism follow the same requirements as external transfer applicants.
External Transfer Admission
The requirements for transfer apply to all transfers from other departments at Ohio University as well as from other colleges and universities.
- Transfer applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall or a 3.0 in the last two semesters (three quarters) to be considered for admission. Please note that a 3.0 qualifies a student only for consideration and does not guarantee admission.
- Transfer applicants must have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) by the time of application.
- Applications for transfer are taken twice per academic year. The deadline of 5 p.m. September 28 (or the following Monday if on a weekend) is for admission for spring semester. The deadline of 5 p.m. February 15 (or the following Monday if on a weekend) is for admission for the following fall semester.
Applicants will receive written notification of acceptance or denial. The transfer application includes completing an application form and providing a college transcript or DARS, letters of recommendation, essay and optional writing samples.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
Students are prepared for career paths in a variety of mass communication fields, including journalism for online and offline digital, broadcast and print platforms. They are also prepared for graduate programs in mass communication.