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The Journalism and Mass Communication Major

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science with a major in Journalism and Mass Communication requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including 36-48 s.h. in Journalism and Mass Communication courses – depending on when you entered the major. Students will also be required to do a substantial body of coursework in a second discipline to develop an area of expertise that can be applied to their journalism studies.  Students can choose to do a B.A. or a  B.S. degree depending on the second area of study chosen.  Students complete the same Journalism and Mass Communication coursework for both degrees.

Students may count a maximum of 48 s.h. earned in School of Journalism and Mass Communication courses (prefix JMC) toward the 120 s.h. required for a B.A. or B.S. degree. Each student works with an educational advisor and a faculty mentor to develop a study plan that meets the major's requirements. Requirements for the major are consistent with the program's accreditation requirements; the school cannot make exceptions. 

Students Entering the Major Fall 2019 or After

Students Who Entered the Major Fall 2016 - Summer 2019

Students Who Entered the Major Prior to Fall 2016

To learn how to graduate from the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication with Honors credit, view the Honors page.

All students must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program. Students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.00 in the major. 

View the syllabi from this semester.