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CMCI participates in the campus-wide walk-in advising hours: Mondays from 1-4 p.m. Current CU students who wish to apply to CMCI should attend an informational meeting on intra-university transfers (IUT). After attending the meeting, a CMCI advisor will be in touch with you. See here for dates, times and additional information on intra-university transfers (IUT).
All CMCI students are expected to complete a secondary area of study outside of their major. This can be fulfilled by a second degree in another college or program, a second major within CMCI, a minor, a certificate, or, in some cases, by meeting with your department's associate chair to form a self-designed emphasis. View majors' requirements pages for specific information.
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If you are a current CU-Boulder student not in the CMCI and not interested in transferring into the college you may take some CMCI courses: Lower-division courses, particularly freshman-level courses may be available. Advanced courses may require prerequisites and enrollment may be limited to CMCI students.
Current Journalism and Mass Communication students (JADV, JBCN, JBCP, JMST, JNED) will follow the degree and major requirements in place when they entered the program. This includes the Additional Field of Study requirement (view info) or a double degree in another college or program. Explore CU-Boulder majors »
The JOUR (Journalism and Mass Communication) course prefix is no longer in use. See this document for more information.
All JOURU (Journalism and Mass Communication) students are required to take at least one conceptual course. Conceptual courses cover media theory, culture, and special topics rather than media practice and skills. Please contact Jeanne Meyer-Brown for a list of these courses.
Current students in JOURU (Journalism and Mass Communication, enrolled before fall 2015) programs should continue to monitor their progress through the degree audit available in the student’s portal on MyCUInfo.
Some notes about the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI)
You may switch your major to a CMCI department, and graduate under that department’s CMCI requirements, as long as you meet the department GPA. If you are currently a sophomore, junior, senior or transfer student, please be aware that CMCI will offer lower-division courses in the 2015-2016 academic year but many upper-division courses may not be offered until the 2016-2017 academic year or later.
Depending on how far you have already progressed toward the degree in your current major, this could delay your graduation.
Your degree requirements will not be affected by the opening of the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI).
You will fulfill the degree requirements already in place when you declared your major.
If you wish to switch your major to one of the CMCI majors, you will need to apply to CMCI as an intra-university transfer. Transferring may delay your graduation.
If you need further information, contact your advisor.
The experience of studying abroad prepares students to live in an increasingly connected world. Students learn invaluable skills for their future careers, form important cross-cultural relationships and gain an international perspective that prepares them for the world beyond graduation.
Options to study abroad are available in the fall, spring and summer terms. CU Boulder offers over 300 pre-approved programs. CMCI students are typically advised to fulfill upper division electives while abroad, which means that that many of these 300 programs could be options.
Information on all CU-approved programs is available at the Office of International Education.
For more information about studying abroad, attend Study Abroad 101: Your First Step! This 30-minute session is offered multiple times each week and covers the basics of studying abroad as a CU-Boulder student. Times and locations may be found here.
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