Becoming a Journalism Major
Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students:
Incoming students who want to become Journalism Majors can indicate that on their application or at Freshman Orientation. These students will be designated Pre-Journalism Majors (PRJR) until they meet the following four prerequisites for the Journalism Major:
1. Complete two semesters of first-year English Composition with a grade of B or better in each semester. Composition courses are ENGL 101 and 102, 103H and 104H, 107 and 108, or 109H (one semester course combined with AP credit).
2. Complete one semester of University-level Math with a grade of B or better. (The requirement is met with UA MATH 105 Math in Modern Society, or MATH 112 College Algebra Concepts and Applications or any higher level course.)
3. Earn a minimum 2.5 overall GPA including those courses underway in the semester you make application for the major.
4. Pass JOUR 105 with a C or better.
Current UA students wishing to change to Pre-Journalism:
If a student intends to pursue the Journalism Major but does not have all of the prerequisites complete they should attend a Journalism Information Session to declare Pre-Journalism as their major. A student has a two year (4 semester) time limit to complete all of the pre-major requirements and advance into the Journalism major.
Journalism Information Sessions:
1-2 p.m. Monday, April 25 - Marshall Room 311
11 a.m.-noon Monday, May 2 - Marshall Room 311
1-2 p.m. Monday, May 9 - Marshall Room 311
11 a.m.-noon Monday, May 16 - Marshall Room 311
Click here for a map to the Marshall Building. No RSVP is required. Please be on time and bring a current Advising Report.
The last day to declare the Journalism premajor/major will be March 24, 2011, when priority registration begins. Students may NOT declare the major/premajor during priority registration. Student may again declare the premajor/major beginning May 1.
Current UA students wishing to change to Journalism:
Any student who has all of the Pre-major requirements completed should see the School's academic adviser, Renee Schafer Horton, to make application to the major.