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Undergraduate Certificate in International Media

Offered jointly by the International Affairs Program, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Journalism & Mass Communication

Fall 2012 Deadline: September 21 by 5 p.m.

Today’s Journalism and International Affairs majors are entering an increasingly globalized, technology-focused workforce. Organizing your electives into a coherent interdisciplinary certificate prepares you for job opportunities emerging in between 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 (CU) to explore careers in international reporting, advertising, and entertainment, while Journalism majors will acquire the context and perspective necessary to work in global and international jobs.

The International Media Certificate is open only to majors in International Affairs (IAFS) and Journalism and Mass Communication (JOUR) at CU Boulder.

The International Media Certificate program
is highly selective:
A maximum of 20 students will be selected each academic year. A minimum of a 2.75 overall grade point average (equivalent to a B-), 30 hours of college credits and 6 credits in the major are required.

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.

***IM Certificate Fall advising event will be held on October 16, 2012. Attendance is mandatory for all IMC students, so please save the date!***


Benefits of the Certificate

How to Apply


Program Administration


IM Certificate News

Tips to Complete the Certificate on Time



Benefits of the Certificate

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.

An interdisciplinary certificate in addition to a major in your field gives you an edge over other graduates…and it requires no more time to complete than a regular bachelor’s degree! 


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How to Apply

• Download the IMC Application Form and Instructions.
You can choose either PDF files or Word documents:

Application - PDF
Instructions - PDF

Application - Word
Instructions - Word

(For the PDF files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, available for free here.)

• See the Requirements for the International Media Certificate.

• Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

If you still need additional information, please contact the advising office in JMC or IAFS.

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Program Administration


Robert McNown, Director of International Affairs Program

Bella Mody, The de Castro Chair of Global Media Studies

Katherine Rousseau, Program Assistant, International Affairs Program


Susan Avila, Academic Advisor, Journalism


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