Degrees Offered:

  • Certificate*

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* = Certificates are not technically a degree, but can be pursued to supplement a bachelor's degree

(for Journalism & International Affairs majors)

Today’s Journalism and International Affairs majors are entering an increasingly globalized, technology-focused workforce. This program, designed exclusively for Journalism and International Affairs majors, organizes your electives into a coherent interdisciplinary certificate. This program will prepare you for job opportunities emerging both within and across the traditional fields of media and international studies. The undergraduate Certificate in International Media (IMC) is designed to give students a strong conceptual understanding of both communication media and international politics.

The IMC allows students majoring in International Affairs at the University of Colorado to explore careers in international reporting, advertising, and entertainment, while Journalism majors will acquire the context and perspective necessary to understand the debates and issues that dominate contemporary geo-politics.

This certificate demonstrates interdisciplinary breadth and a high level of academic achievement. International Media Certificate coursework allows students to study the geography, economics, history, and policies that shape contemporary practices in media around the world. IAFS majors can expect to learn more about communication media, and JOUR majors will learn more about how the world outside the US works.

The International Media Certificate requires no additional credit hours to complete with a regular bachelor’s degree, but it focuses your work and lets potential employers see the results. This certificate program is jointly administered by International Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences and Journalism and Mass Communication at CU Boulder. The IMC selection committee will consist of the co-directors of the certificate from IAFS and JOUR.

To apply to the IMC, students must be in the Journalism and Mass Communication program OR an International Affairs major in the College of Arts and Sciences, a 2.75 overall GPA, and 30 credit hours, including 6 credits in their major. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, please refer to the International Media Certificate Application on the CMCI website.

Have questions? Contact CU journalism and mass communication academic advisor Susan Avila or International Affairs Program Assistant Director Katherine Rousseau.