Students must first gain admission to the University. Additional requirements for major: Successfully complete essay, grammar, spelling and punctuation tests. Minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 in ENGL 1301 and 1302 (B or higher).
Strong writing skills are essential to the student's success in the division's journalism curriculum and later in the profession of journalism. Students may enroll in journalism classes as first-year students. Those wishing to major in the Division of Journalism must have completed ENGL 1301 (Introduction to College Writing) and ENGL 1302 (First-Year Seminar in Rhetoric: Contemporary Issues), with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.00 (B) in both courses. Essay and grammar, spelling, and punctuation tests must be successfully completed before students are allowed to declare journalism as a major. Students transferring from other universities must have completed equivalent courses and obtained the equivalent G.P.A. in those courses before they can be considered a major candidate in the Division of Journalism.
Scholarships: Honors Scholarships are awarded each year to outstanding students who intend to major in journalism. Other scholarships are available to journalism students through a variety of foundations and gifts to the division.