Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a governement without newspapers, or newspapers without governement, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. - Thomas Jefferson

Journalism Program Evolves to Meet Needs of 21st Century

About Our Offerings

Campus scene Are you someone who can't get enough of the latest headlines? Do you have an insatiable appetite for the truth? Do you love the thrill of the chase? If so, you may want to consider majoring in journalism. With this degree, you could find yourself covering world events for a major newspaper or TV network, reporting on sports for a local radio station, or writing about entertainment on the Internet. Or you could use your researching, writing, editing, and people skills as a public relations or advertising professional. Regardless, with a B.A. in Journalism, you'll have what it takes to survive in these tough, but often rewarding, businesses.

To receive a B.A. in Journalism at UNC, you must complete 120 semester hours of course work. This includes the hours you must take to complete UNC's Liberal Arts Core (40 hours), the hours you must take to complete JMC's major requirements (about 30 hours) and minor requirement (about 18 hours), and the university electives you must take to bring the total up to 120 hours (about 32 hours). See the Catalog for specific requirements. Required courses in the major include 12 semester hours of core classes and about 18 semester hours of courses specific to one of three emphasis areas, news-editorial, telecommunications, and public relations and advertising media. An internship is strongly recommended.

Details about how to apply for admission to our program are available on the Academic Advising page of this Web site.