Undergraduate Program

Our undergraduate program has three areas of emphasis (or sequences):

Within these sequences, students are trained in the following:

  • identifying, reporting and writing news
  • analyzing media audiences and their interests
  • creating and planning advertising and public relations campaigns
  • producing television programs
  • basic photojournalism computer-assisted publishing

Students in the undergraduate program follow an outline of courses which include “core” courses mandated by the University and Fulbright College, journalism requirements determined by the department, and a number of general electives, selected by the student and his/her adviser. Journalism majors frequently select electives in marketing, history, political science, English, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and art. Click here to see the college and journalism department core requirements for all students now enrolling.

The department maintains an enrollment of approximately 700 students, taught by 22 full-time professors and instructors. Part-time and adjunct faculty also teach some specialty courses. A number of journalism classes emphasize skills. Per accreditation standards, those course enrollments are between 15 and 20 students, allowing them to work closely with faculty.