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Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

Program Requirements

Journalism, Certificate Program Checksheet


  • Certificate Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose the Journalism Certificate?

The Journalism certificate provides students with training in basic journalistic writing and editing, serving as an excellent complement to communications-related majors.

Admission Requirements

This Journalism certificate is open to any student admitted to Ferris State University, except those pursuing a Journalism and Technical Communication B.S.. The certificate is designed to complement any Ferris major program, or to provide additional post-baccalaureate skills and training.  

Graduation Requirements

Students desiring to complete this certificate should file an official declaration with the certificate advisor as soon as possible, and meet with that advisor regularly. This certificate requires a minimum of 12 credits of course work with a minimum GPA of 2.0 in these courses.  At least 50 percent of the credits of the certificate must be Ferris State University credits. No more than six credits from this certificate may count towards completion of an academic major.    

More Information

ADVISOR: Steven Fox 
PHONE: 231-591-2529

Department of English, Literature, and World Languages
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive/ASC 3080
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2225
Phone: 231-591-3988

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Writing for Mass Media
Feature and Opinion Writing
Publication Editing