Journalism students on video shoot

Degrees Offered: 
Minor, BA, MA, PhD, Certificate

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Undergraduate Admission

Graduate Admission

Journalism students will learn to gather information, conduct interviews and produce compelling journalism content across multiple media, while upholding the very highest professional and ethical standards.

Students will master the technology and journalistic skills to produce videos, audio and graphics for mobile platforms, the web, social media, television, radio and print. And they'll experiment with and adopt new ideas of journalism as they emerge.

Undergraduate Opportunities

Journalism Minor

Students who are majoring in another discipline may pursue a minor in journalism.

Sports Media Minor

CU Boulder undergraduates, regardless of college, school or major, may earn a minor that complements their major degree with a set of sports-related courses.

BA in Journalism

The BA program will be grounded in hands-on experience. Students will learn narrative writing and the latest digital tools in class and put them to use the next day at our media outlets. Journalism students will be required to earn a secondary area of study, the equivalent of a minor, in a separate subject area of their choosing, allowing them to specialize in the subjects they wish to cover as a journalist.

International Media Certificate

This undergraduate certificate program is designed to give students a strong conceptual understanding of both media and international politics and prepares students for job opportunities emerging within the fields of news, global media, advertising, strategic communication, international business, politics and diplomacy.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Graduate Studies

MA in Journalism

For students who wish to pursue a professional career in journalism or corporate communications, our MA in Journalism focuses on multimedia training and experience. This program is for students with limited academic or professional experience in journalism.

MA in Journalism Entrepreneurship

The online master's degree in journalism entrepreneurship prepares students for professional careers at news outlets, and in digital and social media platforms, corporate communications and the freelance market. It particularly focuses on entrepreneurship and preparing students for today’s media environment, one in which skills in both journalism and business are essential. This program is designed for students with a limited range of experience in journalism. 

PhD in Media Research and Practice

The PhD program is dedicated to interdisciplinary inquiry into the social, political, economic and cultural dimensions of media, strategic communication, and journalism, both nationally and internationally, and in historical and contemporary contexts. The degree combines the research and teaching emphases of the three participating departments – Advertising, Public Relations and Design (APRD); Journalism (JRNL); and Media Studies (MDST) – and encourages doctoral students to develop research agendas that bridge disciplines and cross between academic research and professional practice.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Research Opportunities

The department strongly believes in the integration of classroom instruction with practical experience. Many students work for, and manage, campus online news and entertainment sites, television programs and a radio station. They intern at broadcast stations, newspapers, magazines, websites and social media companies. In addition, students are able to learn narrative writing and the latest digital tools in class and put them to use the next day at CMCI’s student-t­run 24/7 news site or on news and sports broadcasts.