Students who intend to apply to the program complete their freshman year of undergraduate work (a minimum of 30 semester hours) typically in the Journalism and Mass Communication program as prejournalism and mass communication majors. Students may be eligible to apply to one of the five sequences during the second semester of their freshman year for admission as sophomores.
A number of highly qualified applicants to the University of Colorado at Boulder will be admitted directly to the JMC program from high school.
Intra-University Transfer (IUT) into Journalism and Mass Communication
Current CU students who wish to become prejournalism majors must have a minimum 2.5 overall grade point average and must attend one of the following informational meetings. The meeting will cover possible declaration of the major and application requirements to one of the five sequences.
Spring 2014 Journalism & Mass Communication Informational Meetings
All meetings will be held in the Armory Building.
|Date||Time||Armory Room Number|
|April 17||2 p.m.||1B01|
|April 23||4 p.m.||1B01|
Applications for Fall 2014 Admission
The deadline for Fall 2014 admission to the Journalism & Mass Communication program is February 20, 2014 at 5 p.m. Applications are available in Armory 116 and should be turned in to the Student Resource Center, Armory 1B11. Indicate desired sequence (advertising, broadcast production, broadcast news, media studies OR news-editorial) on the application. Jeanne Brown and Susan Avila will visit JOUR 2601 and JOUR 2403 classes in January to answer questions about applying to the program.
Registration for Summer 2014 will begin on March 5 and registration for Fall 2014 will begin on March 31. Current CU-Boulder students received an e-mail from the Registrar’s office in October telling them how to access their registration dates and times.
The pre-journalism academic advisers are Susan Avila, Jeanne Brown and Stephen Jones. Contact them at Prejournalism@Colorado.edu.
Getting Media Experience as a Prejournalism Major
JMC students not yet eligible for internship credit (haven’t taken pre-reqs) are encouraged to get involved in campus media and work with partners who will host them even before they’re credit-eligible.
JMC students can also do an internship when they’re not yet eligible for JMC credit. See Career Services for more information.