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About our majors

About Our Majors

Our majors will prepare you to report the news, design graphics, analyze databases, create websites, execute social media campaigns and manage public relations and advertising accounts. You will graduate with skills and areas of specialization that will make you highly recruited and prepared to excel in the fast-paced, digital world. 

General Information

A minimum of 120 semester hours of credit is required for all of our degrees. A minimum of 40 to 49 hours will complete the Carolina Core requirements and either a 12-hour cognate or 18-hour minor. A minimum of 48 hours must be completed in Journalism and Mass Communications courses.    

Please understand that you are responsible for understanding the degree requirements in your major field. If you have questions or need help, contact your assigned academic advisor.

You may receive only one degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. 

Want to work on your master's in mass communications as an undergraduate?

Some say, a master’s is the new bachelor’s in terms of hiring. If you’re considering going on to get a master’s degree after you complete your bachelor’s, why not start now? The accelerated Master of Mass Communication option is perfect for students who want to earn both degrees in a short amount of time. You can specialize in strategic communication management or multimedia journalism to complement and build upon your undergraduate major. For more information, visit this page»

Undergraduate Majors

Visit the following links to get information on each undergraduate major, including degree requirements, course descriptions, contact information for sequence heads and opportunities to get involved in professional and on-campus organizations.

Graduate Programs

The SJMC offers several master's degree programs, as well as a doctoral degree. SJMC students may be interested in our Accelerated Master of Mass Communication degree, which enables students to earn both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as little as five years.