Note for prospective and current students: On June 27, 2014, the University of Colorado Board of Regents created a new College of Media, Communication and Information which will include academic sequences previously housed in the Journalism & Mass Communication program. The JMC degrees offered on this website are no longer available for application by prospective CU-Boulder students.
If you are already enrolled in the Journalism & Mass Communication program, your degree requirements are not affected by the new college, for more information, see the current student FAQ,
Prospective Students: Please see the CMCI website for descriptions of the Departments of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design; Journalism; Media Studies and other majors in the areas of communication, media and technology.
The academic adviser is the student’s main contact for course selection and career advice once the student has been admitted to the program. Check MyCUInfo to learn your adviser’s name.
All majors should consult their academic adviser before each registration.
Before you arrive for advising:
Plan your schedule.
Review your degree audit from CUConnect before your advising session, and let your advisor know of any questions or concerns.
Grade Point Average Requirements
Minimum overall earned at CU: 2.25; in journalism: 2.50. Failure to meet these academic minimums will result in probation for one semester. Failure to raise an unacceptable GPA to the minimum during the probationary semester can result in suspension from the university.
Students who do not attend any of the first week’s sessions of a class may be dropped.
No more than 3 hours of internship credit will be counted in the major or within the 120 hours minimum.
No journalism or business courses, arts and sciences core or MAPS courses or minor or certificate courses may be taken pass/fail. No more than 16 pass/fail credit hours in regular course work may be credited toward the bachelor’s degree, and no more than 6 hours in any one semester may be taken pass/fail. For transfer students, the limit is 1 credit hour of pass/fail for every 8 credit hours completed at CU. Transfer students should see their adviser.
Deadline for completion of the graduation packet for May graduation is the first Monday in October. The deadline for August or December commencement is the first Monday in March. Packets are available in Armory 116 and should be turned in there. Students who are graduating in August and intend to walk in the May ceremony should file for August graduation. CU does not hold an August graduation ceremony.
See Jeanne Brown, Armory 1B12, or Steve Jones, Armory 1B19, before registration for your senior year if you have questions about graduation requirements. Students who have reached senior standing will have stops placed on their registration. These stops may be removed by the academic adviser.
The prejournalism academic advisers are Susan Avila, Jeanne Brown and Stephen Jones. Contact them at Prejournalism@Colorado.edu.