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As a journalism major in SJMC, you will not only prepare yourself for a career in journalism or strategic communication, you will get a first-rate education, study with award-winning faculty, become involved in the Twin Cities media community, and gain real-life experience from industry professionals.

Our curriculum is focused on new media and the changing media landscape, as well on the fundamentals of storytelling and messaging, to give you a head start in becoming a forward-thinking media professional. Make the step toward a career in advertising, public relations, reporting, writing, blogging, photography, publicity, or corporate/nonprofit communications through our program.

Applying to the Major

Interested in majoring in journalism? Here's how to apply.

Considering transferring? See our FAQ for transfer students.

Are you interested in a health-related career?

SJMC’s innovative BA/MA combined degree allows students to obtain an undergraduate degree in journalism and a graduate degree in health communication in five years.

Get recognized

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program offers students exciting opportunities to distinguish themselves in writing, broadcasting, multimedia, and photojournalism.
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