- Maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA (see also: Probation and Dismissal Policy).
- Earn a grade higher than C in all Media School courses.
- Participate in student or professional media.
- Attend two of three lectures in The Media School Speaker Series. The class mentor may substitute other lectures or events if a Speaker Series event conflicts with a scholar’s class or an excused absence is warranted (illness, family emergency).
Activities required for Media Scholars honors certification
|MSCH-H101||Fall semester, first year|
|MSCH-H110||Fall semester, first year|
|MSCH-H225||Spring semester, first year|
|MSCH-H226||Fall semester, second year|
|MSCH-H228||Spring semester, second year|
MSCH-H 220, 223, 226 and 228 can be taken in a later year if space in these honors sections is available.
|MSCH-H451 (capstone)||Fourth year|
|MSCH-H499 (independent study)||Fourth year|
Honors students are expected to take the capstone course unless excused from the course by the class mentor. Early graduation or a conflict between the capstone course and a course required for graduation are examples of reasons for being excused from the capstone. Exemption from the capstone is at the discretion of the class mentor. If exempted, honors students should take H499 to complete this requirement. MSCH-H451 and MSCH-H499 may both be taken if desired.
Because content will vary depending on the design of the course, the capstone may count as either a skills class or a research elective. This decision will be left to the class mentor who will teach the course.
Travel and professional development requirements
|Regional media trip||Spring semester, first year|
|National media trip||Spring break, second year|
|Internatonal study or professional development||Summer, second year, or any other year|
Summer in London is a central feature of the Ernie Pyle Scholars honors program and fulfills the travel requirement, but participation is not required. The international study requirement may also be met by completing any international course resulting in IU credit. All other opportunities must be approved in advance by the class mentor and Katie Beck, associate director of student services, experiential education.
Students may sign up for Media School travel courses at any time during their academic career if space is available. The school provides supplemental funding for only one MSCH-X478 travel course.Read the full travel policy