Journalism: Major

Major Details

Majors take required core courses in journalism. The major also requires a minor in another academic discipline.

To graduate, all journalism majors must complete an internship. The journalism internship program boasts a solid placement record. UC students regularly intern in Greater Cincinnati at media organizations including The Cincinnati Enquirer, the Cincinnati Business Courier, Cincinnati Magazine, WCPO-TV, WXIX-TV, WKRC-TV, WLWT-TV. Enterprising students have even worked as interns for broadcast stations in other states.

In addition to completing the courses and internship required for journalism, all majors must complete a minor or other type of program approved by the undergraduate program director. Students might elect to minor in English, a foreign language, business, information technology, political science or many others. Other students opt to complete a double major instead of a minor.


This curriculum information is intended as a general information guide for students considering enrollment in this program. These online tools are designed to assist you, but are not a substitute for planning with an academic or faculty advisor.

If you are currently confirmed or enrolled, you can check your degree requirements online. If you are considering transferring to this major from another school, check to see how credits you have earned will transfer to UC. See course descriptions by college.

Curriculum Guide Versions:

Journalism (BA) Curriculum Guide

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