B.A. Degree Requirements


  • 120 total units to complete degree
  • Minimum 39 units in the major (48 units maximum)
  • 42 of upper-division units total
  • Minor (or dual-major) required
  • Elective credit to reach 120/42 may be required

Printable Checklist

Contact an Advisor

Journalism Requisites

The following are required to enroll in JOUR 203, 204, and 205 (Fall 2022).

  • B or better in ENGL 101, 102 or 109H
  • C or better in MATH 107, 112; or LING 123, PHIL 110
  • C or better in JOUR 105 - this course is taken during your first semester as a journalism major.
  • Overall UA GPA of 2.5 or higher

General Education Requirements

The General Education curriculum described below applies to all students who matriculate in Fall 2022 or beyond.


UNIV 101 - Introduction to the General Education Experience

1 unit, 1 course

Not required for Incoming Transfer Students


Exploring Prospectives

4 courses, 12 units

  • Humanist
  • Natural Scientist
  • Social Scientist


Building Connections

3 courses, 9 units


UNIV 301 - General Education Portfolio

1 unit, 1 course

Not required for Incoming Transfer Students

Journalism Major - 39 units

These requirements are for the 2022-23 catalog year. If your catalog year is before 2020, please talk to your undergraduate adviser about your degree requirements.

Putting it Together

Take one course:

Professional Practice

Take one course:

Journalism Electives

Take four electives:

BJP 410: Latinx & the News Media in the United States
BJP 411: Global Latinxs: Diasporic Transnationalism and Media in Latin America, Europe and Asia
GLO 301: Media, Culture and Societies
GLO 402: The Future of Media and Technology
GLO 403: Media & Global Terrorism
GLO 405: Media & Climate Change
GLO 430: Social Movement Media in a Global Context
GLO 435: Media Ethics and Representation in a Global Context
GLO 440: Freedom of Expression and the Right to Information
GLO 445: Media, War & Peace
GLO 450: Media & the Environment
GLO 455: Media & Human Rights
GLO 460: Disinformation & Information Security in a Global Media Context
GLO 470: Documentary Studies
GLO 480: Digital Media Law in a Global Context: Frameworks & Perspectives
GLO 490: Media and Humanitarian Crises
JOUR 280: Beginning TV Writing
JOUR 303: Sports and the Media
JOUR 308: Sports Journalism
JOUR 320: Editing
JOUR 385: Beginning Television Reporting and Production
JOUR 401B: Travel Writing (1 unit)
JOUR 405: Media Apprenticeship
JOUR 420: Digital Communications Law
JOUR 424: Magazine Photography: Documentary Storytelling for Publication
JOUR 428: Product Development in Journalism
JOUR 432: Social Justice Movement Media: History, Functions, and Theory
JOUR 433: Digging with Data
JOUR 435D: Food Journalism: The literature of growing, cooking and eating our meals
JOUR 447: Art of Access: Info Sleuthing
JOUR 455: Environmental Journalism
JOUR 458: Opinion Writing
JOUR 460: International Media Systems
JOUR 465: Issues in Covering Science and the Environment
JOUR 472: Science Journalism
JOUR 473: Reporting in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
JOUR 480: Advanced Multimedia
JOUR 482: Drone Zone: Become a licensed drone pilot
JOUR 484: Mobile App Development
JOUR 486: Health Journalism
JOUR 489: Survey of Research Methods
JOUR 490C: Arizona Cat’s Eye
JOUR 490F: Arizona-Sonora News
JOUR 493: Part-Time Internship (2 unit)
JOUR 497B: Advanced Photojournalism
JOUR 497S: Sports Broadcast Journalism: Friday Night Lights! (1 unit)

Please see your adviser for planning, as not all courses are offered each semester.