The School of Journalism will merge with the departments of telecommunications and communication and culture to form the Media School.
During her state of the campus address, IU Provost Lauren Robel said she would recommend the merger of four schools.
The proposal would combine several existing entities: the School of Journalism, Telecommunications Department, and the Communication and Culture Department.
The heads of the schools of journalism, telecommunications and communications and culture established a committee to consider the move.
Two science professors are to be the first in a series of IU lecturers appearing on the program