Become a Journalism major in four easy steps!



First, apply to the University by going to the home page for U of A Admissions and follow directions.





In following the application process, you will have the opportunity to declare journalism as your major. If you choose not to declare a major right away, you can apply as “undeclared” in the Fulbright College. You will automatically be placed in Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences as an “undeclared major.” You can then declare – or change – a major at any time.

Students can declare their major by coming to the Fulbright College Advising Center. Visit to find out how to make an appointment to discuss journalism as a major.

ThreeChoose a Sequence

In your meeting with your Fulbright College advisor, you declare journalism as a major and select a sequence to follow in the school (News/Editorial, Broadcast, or Advertising/Public Relations). Your advisor will complete paperwork regarding your journalism sequence request. In Advertising/Public Relations, you’ll be a pre-major until you complete the entrance requirements for the sequence (or until you have and maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher, and complete JOUR 3723 Advertising Principles and JOUR 3743 Public Relations Principles with a grade of B or better).



Request a Mentor

You can be assigned a journalism faculty mentor who provides career advice. If you’d like to request a faculty mentor, please call the School of Journalism and Strategic Media office at 479-575-3601.



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School of Journalism and Strategic Media
University of Arkansas
205 Kimpel Hall
Fayetteville AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-3601
Larry Foley, Department Chair
Dr. Jan Wicks, Vice Department Chair