Journalism and Media Communication is a controlled major, which means the program has more competitive admission requirements. Students who are admissible to the university but do not meet the department’s admission requirements may be admitted to a corresponding undeclared interest area (Undeclared Journalism Interest, or USJC) so that they may begin the prerequisite classes to earn admission to the major.
New First Year Students
For direct admission, new first year students must meet the competitive Journalism and Media Communication major requirements. Please see Competitive Majors for more information. New students should indicate Journalism and Media Communication as their intended major on the admission application.
For direct admission, transfer students’ completed coursework must include courses equivalent to JTC 100 Media and Society and JTC 210 Newswriting, with a grade of C or better in both. Transfer students’ grade point average (GPA) must be at least 2.5 for direct admission into the program. For questions about transfer courses, visit the Transfer Evaluation Office of the Registrar’s Office or call (970) 491-7147. Students who wish to have a transferred journalism course re-evaluated by the department may submit a course syllabus and Transfer Course Equivalency Re-evaluation Form to the department.
Undeclared Journalism Interest (USJC) Students
Undeclared Journalism Interest students must complete JTC 100 Media and Society and JTC 210 Newswriting with at least a B/C grade combination and have a cumulative CSU GPA of 2.9 or higher with a minimum of 12 CSU credits. Students with GPA between 2.50-2.84 may be eligible to submit an appeal. Undeclared students interested in Journalism and Media Communication are advised by Collaborative for Student Achievement. To schedule an appointment, please call 970-491-7095. Students seeking further information may email firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the chat bubble in the lower right corner.