Student Checklist

Freshman and Sophomore Year

  • Work on fulfilling university GURs
  • Choose News/Editorial, Public Relations or Visual Journalism track
  • Declare Journalism Pre-Major
  • Meet with academic adviser
  • Take J190, J207 and J214
  • Plan for concentration topic, complete prerequisites for major courses
  • Become familiar with the library and its resources


Junior Year

  • Take 300-level classes required for sequence and two publications
  • Start taking classes in concentration
  • Declare major
  • Transfer students: bring transcript to advisor for journalism credits
  • Start planning/applying for internships


Senior Year

  • Take 400-level classes required for sequence, internship & remaining publications
  • Complete concentration
  • Request major and minor evaluations 2 quarters prior to graduation
  • Apply for graduation



  • Apply for scholarships and internships
  • If GPA drops below 2.5, see adviser immediately


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