Journalism and Mass Communication - Multimedia Journalism Concentration, BA

College of Arts & Sciences

Program Description:

To earn a major in Journalism and Mass Communication, students must complete 36 credit hours of course work:  27 credit hours in required courses and 9 credit hours in electives. All Journalism and Mass Communication majors must complete the following core requirements: CJ 171, 269, 365, 466, and 478.  Majors must take STAT 145 Introduction to Statistics, as well as 72 or more credit hours in courses outside the department, with no fewer than 65 credit hours in the basic liberal arts and sciences.

Admission Requirements:


A minimum of 26 credit hours; 23 credit hours must be in courses acceptable toward graduation.

A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 on all work.

  • Transfer students must have a 2.0 transfer GPA.
  • Continuing UNM students must have a 2.00 institutional GPA.

Demonstrated academic achievement by satisfying the following:

  • Completion of the University Speaking and Writing Core.
  • Completion of the University Mathematics Core.
  • Completion of the University Foreign Language Core.

Completion of Department of Communication and Journalism major admission coursework with grades of "C" or better:

  • Communication: CJ 101 and one 3 credit hour CJ course at any level.
  • Journalism and Mass Communication: CJ 171L and STAT 145.

Career Opportunities:

Students who major in journalism may be inclined to pursue careers in print, broadcast, or online journalism.  Others may prefer to find work outside of journalism, either directly after graduation or after obtaining a professional degree.  Undergraduate study in journalism is well suited for students planning on attending professional programs in law, public administration, social work, or business; or for students planning to enter any field of work that makes use of people skills, the ability to digest new information, and the ability to read and write analytically.  

Contact Information:

Gregoria A. Cavazos : Academic Advisor
(505) 277-1903