Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 Florida Tech Catalog 
2024-2025 Florida Tech Catalog

Multiplatform Journalism, B.S.

Major Code: 7187 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Admission Status: Undergraduate
Location(s): Main campus - Melbourne

The mission of the undergraduate multiplatform journalism program is to help students achieve their potential by nurturing their abilities in critical thinking, problem-solving, reporting and storytelling amid constantly evolving technology. The program provides a solid foundation in the theories, concepts, methods of inquiry, and skills and knowledge specific to professional journalism fields. In support of this mission, the School of Arts and Communication is committed to: 

  • Developing and promoting courses that provide an understanding of the concepts and theories surrounding visual, audio and written journalism; 
  • Providing students with the ability to convey material clearly and concisely through multiple media formats appropriate to multiple platforms of journalism; and
  • Promoting student inquiry and critical thinking skills through journalistic reporting, long-form journalism projects and internships.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Multiplatform Journalism require a total of 121 credit hours for graduation. On reaching the junior year, candidates must choose an area of concentration and include 21 credit hours of specialized coursework. The composition of the 121-credit program must correspond to the following distribution of required and elective courses.


Free Electives (12 credit hours)

Humanities and Social Science (15 credit hours)

  • Humanities or social science elective (HU/SS) credit hours: 3
  • Humanities elective (HU 3000-level or higher recommended) credit hours: 3
  • Social science elective (SS) credit hours: 3

Languages and Cultural Studies (12 credit hours)

  • Six credit hours of a foreign language (LNG)
  • Six credit hours of a foreign language (LNG) or cultural studies (HUM)

Science (6 credit hours)

  • Six credit hours of physical/life science

Concentration (Select one 12-credit concentration)


Scientific/Technical Communication

  • Restricted electives (may be any computer science, engineering or science course) (up to 9 credit hours)
  • COM 3xxx (up to 6 credit hours)

Total Credits required: 121