Undergraduate Coordinator: Dr. Gary Larson
The program leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Media Studies is designed
to prepare students to become thoughtful scholars and effective professionals in broadcast and
print journalism, integrated marketing communication, advertising, public relations and media
technologies. Areas of concentration include: journalism, integrated marketing communication
(IMC) and media studies.
Admission to the Major
The Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media studies is a highly competitive program and enrollment is limited.
Students must complete the following pre-major requirements before they can be considered for
entry into the program:
- Journalism and Media Studies Core (9 credits): JOUR 100, 101 and 102
- UNLV General Education Core (16-18 credits): ENG 101 and 102,
US Nevada and US Constitution requirement and six credits from the remaining general education core.
Students must receive at least a C in all journalism and media studies core classes.
The entrance exam for Journalism and Media Studies has been canceled for the time being, but
may be brought back at some future date.
Once a student has successfully completed all of the above requirements, he or she needs to file
the major paperwork with the college advisors to switch from pre-major to major status.
Note: Students must be fully admitted to the minor before taking any upper-division classes.
Practical application of classroom experience through professional internships is required for
students admitted after 2006. Students must be fully admitted to the program, be Juniors or
Seniors, and have a GPA of 2.0 or above. One three-credit internship is required to fulfill degree
requirements and a second three-credit internship may serve as an upper division elective.
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Students must be Journalism and Media Studies majors during the completion of the last 30
credits taken at UNLV in fulfillment of the departmental residency requirement. Only coursework in the major for which a grade of C or above is earned will count toward satisfaction
of the degree requirement. A 2.0 GPA is required to graduate from the program. Students must
complete 42 upper-division credits: 27 of these credits must be in Journalism and Media Studies.
Students are strongly encouraged to have all coursework for the Journalism and Media Studies
major approved in consultation with an academic advisor in the Greenspun College of Urban
Affairs Student Advising Center. Failure to seek academic advising may delay graduation.
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