HTC Journalism

About the HTC Journalism Program


Ohio University's Honors Tutorial College (HTC) is a highly selective and unique honors college of national prominence. In collaboration with different schools and departments across campus, it offers a variety of programs of study, among them the HTC journalism program.

The tutorial program of the School of Journalism offers an individualized course of study for exceptional students. It is the aim of this program to provide such students with a superior undergraduate, professional education through the use of tutorials and advanced placement. Maximum opportunity will be afforded for the student to work at his or her own pace. The tutorial program serves as preparation for graduate study or employment in various fields of journalism such as newspaper or broadcast reporting, magazine writing or editing, online journalism, public relations, and advertising.

Typically, the tutorial program is designed along a four-year degree track. The first three years focus on journalism tutorials, on core and sequence courses in journalism, and on liberal arts education. The fourth year will be used to broaden and deepen the journalism education, both professionally and academically. Students also will prepare a professional project or thesis during this year.

Entering first-year applicants are expected to have high school class rank in the top ten percent, and to have a minimum ACT composite score of 30 or a combined SAT score of 1300. Recommendations from two high school teachers and a portfolio with writing samples are encouraged. Interested students must apply for admission to the Honors Tutorial College/Journalism as their target program. The application deadline is December 1st. The Honors Tutorial College web site provides complete application information and should be consulted: ohio.edu/honors

Outstanding students in the School of Journalism may apply for transfer into the HTC journalism program only during fall quarter or early winter quarter of their freshman year. Transfer applications cannot be made on-line. Interested freshmen must contact the HTC office for guidance or the director of studies for the tutorial program in journalism. More information available at honors.ohio.edu

HTC Journalism Tutorials

A tutorial consists of a one-on-one course, a mini-group with up to three students, 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 in journalism assigns tutors in accord with the interests of the student. The tutor, in consultation with the student, then develops an individual plan of instruction. In addition to the tutorials, HTC journalism students will also take normal classes in the School of Journalism and liberal education classes.

Application

Entering first-year applicants are expected to have high school class rank in the top ten percent, and to have a minimum ACT composite score of 30 or a combined SAT score of 1300. Recommendations from two high school teachers and a portfolio with writing samples are encouraged. Interested students must apply for admission to the Honors Tutorial College/Journalism as their target program. Application deadline is Dec. 1.

Outstanding freshmen in the School of Journalism may apply for being transferred into the HTC journalism program. Transfer applications cannot be made on-line. Interested freshmen must contact the HTC office for guidance or the director of studies for the tutorial program in journalism.

Contact

Dr. Bernhard Debatin
Director of Tutorial Studies in Journalism
Scripps Hall 118
phone: 740.593.9809
email: debatin@ohio.edu

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