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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

SETTING YOUR COURSE


Thank you for your interest in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication. At our state-of-the-art school, you will not only prepare yourself for a career in journalism or strategic communication, but youll get a first-rate education, study with awardwinning faculty, become involved in the Twin Cities media community and gain real-life experience from industry professionals. Our curriculum focuses on new media and the changing media landscape to give you a headstart in becoming a forward-thinking media professional. Make the step toward a career in advertising, reporting, writing, blogging, photography, publicity or communications through our programs and classes. For more information about the University of Minnesotas SJMC, visit our website, sjmc.umn.edu. See you around Murphy Hall,

Albert Tims, director

SJMC allows me to interact with professionals, find mentors and be involved in campus media.
Nick Khow, journalism and graphic design double major, 14

SJMC is home to more than 1,000 undergraduate students


Seven student organizations offer unlimited opportunities for those interested in broadcasting, professional journalism, advertising and public relations Mentoring program pairs students with professionals from the Twin Cities media community Ideally located in the Twin Cities, a thriving media market with two daily newspapers, nine TV channels, 29 radio stations, 300 advertising agencies and 100 public relations firms

SJMC OFFERS THREE TRACKS OF STUDY:


Professional Journalism: Become a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, editor, TV news anchor, photojournalist, broadcast producer or web designer. Strategic Communication: Become a public relations specialist, go into advertising or do community relations. Mass Communication: Be prepared for graduate school, work in media management or at nonprofits.

MAJOR IN . . .

JOURNALISM
Pssst. No matter which track you choose, you will be earning a B.A. in Journalism.

ABOUT THE J-SCHOOL


Murphy Hall becomes home you know the staff, faculty and fellow students.
- Megan Love Warner, strategic communications track, 12

MURPHY HALL OFFERS:

State-of-the-art equipment in our Digital Media Studio, including computers with the most up-to-date design software A broadcast production facility in which students record, broadcast and script news programs Recording equipment for radio production, voiceovers and podcasting Top-of-the-line digital photography equipment A centrally located school in the heart of campus on Northrop Mall

INTERNATIONALLY RENOWN LEADING SCHOLARS ADJUNCTS WHO SHARE REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE WITH STUDENTS PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS ADVISERS WHO OFFER CONNECTIONS AND SUPPORT TO STUDENTS

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FACULTY
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FAMILIAR WITH THE TWIN CITIES MEDIA LANDSCAPE RICH WITH NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

. . . HERE FOR YOU

OUR ALUMS WORK AT . . .

SJMC ADVANTAGES:
Unparalleled networking and portfolio-building opportunities Curriculum that focuses on New Media and the changing media landscape Faculty focused on preparing students for post-college life

SJMC taught me the professional skills I needed to be successful in the business world.
Bryan Brignac, strategic communication track, B.A. 06. Senior Account Executive at Exponent PR

THE FINE PRINT . . .

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ADMISSION TO SJMC

Once you are a University of Minnesota student in the College of Liberal Arts, you submit an application into the major. Most do this after completing 30 credits. Before acceptance, students must complete JOUR 1001: Introduction to Mass Communication with a C or better. Those interested in applying must attend a Premajor Meeting.

MORE INFO CAN BE FOUND HERE:


Our website: sjmc.umn.edu Our Student Services office: 110 Murphy Hall 612-625-0120

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