The University of Arizona School of Journalism has about 500 majors and pre-majors in its program who come from all backgrounds and fields of study. Instructors are all former or current working journalists who offer students plenty of opportunities to learn by doing.

Declaring a Journalism major: For an overview, read this. For questions, contact Paloma Boykin, the School of Journalism's academic adviser, at

The journalism school also offers a journalism minor that provides students with skills and knowledge, including information gathering, writing, photography, video, web development, and media literacy, to enhance their careers and community. The 18-credit program is intended to help students effectively gather facts, critically evaluate them, and disseminate them clearly through a variety of media to their co-workers, employers, and fellow citizens. 

For a list of core journalism courses, click here.


The journalism school reopened admission to its graduate program in late fall 2007. Classes began in fall 2008.

The intensive, experiential program leads to a Master of Arts degree with a major in journalism. The school welcomes students to its professionally oriented curriculum, which offers two options to accommodate both professional journalists and those new to the field. It trains students without journalism experience in the skills and theories of the journalism profession. It also gives working professionals greater knowledge and understanding of the legal, ethical and management challenges that confront the future leaders of today's rapidly changing media environment.

Click here for the UA Journalism Graduate Program Requirements and Course Offerings.

Freshman Admissions

The University of Arizona has compiled a number of resources for incoming freshmen, such as information about the various undergraduate majors & degrees, registration and courses, entrance requirements, the applications process, campus life, and visiting the University of Arizona.