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Journalism & Public Relations

Major & Minor Requirements

Requirements for the BA in Journalism

News Option or PR Option = 48 units

Major core: 15 units

News or PR Option core: 12 units

Group A electives (theory): 9 units

Group B electives (applied visual and storytelling skills): 12 units

Complete major requirements are listed in each academic year's catalog. Planning guides below may be used to track courses and guide scheduling:

Formal Minor Requirement

J&PR majors must take a formal minor outside the School of Communication. For more information, review minor requirements.

Accreditation Requirements

  • Mandatory advising every semester before course registration
  • 72 units outside the School of Communication (CMST, JOUR, MADT)

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Requirements for the Journalism Minor

News Pattern or PR Pattern = 21 units

News or PR Pattern core: 12 units

Electives: 9 units

Complete minor requirements are listed in each academic year's catalog. The planning guide below may be used to track courses and guide scheduling:

J&PR Minor Planning Guide (PDF)

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