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Journalism Program

Journalism Program

We shape your passions into media professions.

As a journalism major in UK's School of Journalism and Media, you’ll learn the skills needed for success in your chosen field. You’ll learn about industry structures and ethics, and you’ll learn hands-on skills in writing, reporting, and creating multimedia content. You’ll have the chance to work with student media organizations at UK, including:

      ● The Kentucky Kernel 

      ● KRNL Lifestyle+ Fashion Magazine

      ● WRFL-FM

The School of Journalism and Media is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Click here for our academic statistics.

 

Major in Journalism

We offer a bachelor of arts in journalism and a bachelor of science in journalism. The JOU major consists of:

      ● 24 credits in major core requirements

      ● 9 credits in our print journalism, broadcast journalism, or sports journalism path

      ● 15 credits in electives in JOU, MAS, or ISC at the 300-level or higher

      ● completion of a minor

      ● a portfolio required for graduation

Click here for the Journalism Major curriculum effective Fall 2022

Click here for the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Four-Year Plan effective Fall 2022

Click here for the Bachelor of Science in Journalism Four-Year Plan effective Fall 2022

For requirements for the major and four-year plans prior to Fall 2022, click on the following:

      Journalism Major

     B.A. and B.S. in Journalism Broadcast Multimedia Four Year Plan

    B.A. and B.S. in Journalism Print Multimedia Four Year Plan

 

Minor in Journalism

We offer a minor in journalism that consists of a minimum of 18 credits

Click here for the Journalism Studies JOST curriculum effective Fall 2022

For requirements for the minor in journalism prior to Fall 2022, click on the following:

      Journalism Studies Minor

 

Course Forms

Click on the following to access forms to enroll in JOU or MAS courses:

            ● JAM 395 Independent Study form

            ● Course request form for JOU majors or pre-majors requesting a JOU or MAS course

            ● Course request form for MAS majors or pre-majors requesting a JOU or MAS course

            ● Course request to add the Journalism Studies minor 

            ● Course request form for non-JOU or MAS students

               Note: This form is used only for requests for JOU or MAS courses

            ● Request for course enrollment overrides  

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