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Communication & Journalism Department|Undergraduate program

New media. New thinking. New life.


A degree in communication or journalism provides a broad range of professional and research courses, offering a sound interdisciplinary academic program for students who plan careers in some aspect of communication and journalism.

Degrees are granted in communication and journalism. Required courses for students who began the program before fall 2015 and for students who enrolled starting in fall semester 2015 are listed here.


All students who major in either communication or journalism are required to take the core courses.

Communication careers can include human resources, speech writer, sales, government, lawyer, political campaign director, communication consultant, diversity consultant, governmental lobbyist, public information office, speech instructor, or customer service representative.

For journalism majors, the department encourages journalism majors to work actively in print and broadcast media. The department offers unique professional opportunities for students with the student newspaper (the Branding Iron), the university-licensed public broadcast station (Wyoming Public Radio), and UWTV.

Specialty areas for the journalism degree include:

  • News-editorial
  • Photojournalism
  • Public relations
  • Advertising

In addition, the department offers four minors:

  • Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Journalism 
  • Marketing Communication

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