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Want to major in journalism? When filling out your IUPUI admissions application, you can apply to be directly admitted to the Department of Journalism and Public Relations.

If you are not directly admitted to the department, you may declare yourself a pre-journalism major in University College during your first year at IUPUI and may take JOUR-J110 Foundations of Journalism and Mass Communication. You must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of undergraduate course work, including the following:

  • ENG-W131 Reading, Writing & Inquiry I (grade "C" or higher)
  • JOUR-J110 Foundations of Journalism and Mass Communication (grade "C" or higher)

Students wishing to become journalism majors are expected to have computer literacy, but there is no course or competency exam required for admission. Those who cannot demonstrate competency with word processing may be required to take a jump-start course before advancing in J200 or J210.

Once you meet these requirements, you will be considered for admission to the Department of Journalism and Public Relations. Each year the department will admit students as physical space, instructional equipment, and faculty/staff resources permit.

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