How much emphasis do journalism schools put on math/science grades?
I realize that colleges, regardless of what concentration you're applying for, look for applicants that are well-rounded and balanced. But, I can't help being confused at an engineering applicant's need to be good at history or a journalism major's need to be proficient in physics.
For most schools, journalism is not separate from the college's school of arts and sciences. But, for the likes of Medill at Northwestern, Newhouse at Syracuse, and the School of Media and Public Affairs at GWU, students indicate their interest in journalism during their application. So, if these students have high grades in the humanities, high SAT scores, extracurricular activities revolving around journalism and writing and very strong essays, but underwhelming grades in their math and science classes, how jeopardized is their admission?
*underwhelming, for you CC overachievers, means grades in the 80's