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Future Undergraduate Students

Do you like to deal with people?

Are you interested in the events of the day?

Would like to develop a special expertise in politics, a science or other subject and pass that expertise on to others?

Do you enjoy writing?

Are you visual?

Do you want to develop any web skills and social media skills?

If yes, then the program offered by the Department of Journalism at The University of Memphis may be of interest to you.

In addition to journalism and mass communication skills, you will gain a broad background and in-depth exposure to a variety of social and natural sciences, the humanities, business and other subjects. The program is flexible to permit coursework in areas of greatest interest to you.

Journalism means seeking, interpreting and reporting information for mass and specialized audiences. The subject matter and people with whom journalists deal are as diverse as the human race.

U of M journalism students prepare for jobs with business, industrial, scientific and popular magazines

and for work in radio, television, newspapers, public relations, advertising and technical writing for public and private organizations.

While you take coursework in the department that emphasizes specific areas of journalism, the larger purpose of the program is to prepare you to be a professional communicator. Because you will have both theoretical and practical skills, you will have the talent, confidence and knowledge to cope with many professional communication responsibilities.

You also are encouraged to gain practical experience in media through internships, summer employment and part-time work to prepare for careers in the profession.

The University of Memphis’ Journalism Department was re-accredited in 2013 by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC), the national organization which accredits college journalism programs. The public relations sequence is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America.

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Undergraduate Handbook
University Retention Effort
Advertising Concentration
News/Broadcast News
News/Web Journalism
News/Newspaper/Magazine
Public Relations
Online PR Program
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