Personal Benefit Hours

Personal Benefit Hours

Definition: “Personal benefit hours” are designed to allow journalism-emphasis area students to take a course that is not normally acceptable toward the degree if the course is beneficial to the student’s personal goals. A course approved for Personal Benefit can only count as non-journalism elective credit and won’t satisfy a specific requirement.

Number of Credits: Journalism-emphasis area students may earn up to three “personal benefit hours.”

Approval Needed: Pre-approval by a journalism adviser is required. An application form is available in the Journalism Student Services office.

How to Apply: Journalism Student Services, 76 Gannett.

“Journalism-emphasis area students” are those who have begun taking the core courses in their emphasis area and generally are juniors and seniors. Pre-journalism and pre-emphasis area students are those who have not started the core courses in their emphasis area and generally are freshmen and sophomores.