Students in the Journalism and Mass Communication Program who have completed at least 12 credit hours of CU-Boulder course work for a letter grade in any single semester with a term grade point average of 3.750 or better are included on the dean’s list and receive a notation on their transcript and a letter from the director.
Journalism and Mass Communication Program students may graduate with general honors and/or JMC honors. Students interested in general honors must consult the Honors Program office. JMC may award the bachelor’s degree with honors to students who have a 3.500 cumulative GPA and a 3.500 GPA in journalism and mass communication courses, complete an independent study in journalism and mass communication involving scholarly research, and demonstrate a high degree of professional skill. Application for JMC honors must be made to the student’s advisor the semester prior to the one in which the honors project would be done. Transfer students must complete at least 60 hours in residence. Complete information on honors requirements is available at the main office.
Students who achieve a 3.750 overall GPA will graduate with distinction. Students whose academic records rank in the upper 10 percent are eligible for election to Kappa Tau Alpha in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement.
Alumni and friends of JMC have made it possible to provide more than three dozen annual scholarships and awards to officially admitted students in the Journalism and Mass Communication Program sequences. The deadline for application is February 20.