Listed below are requirements for the major in Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies—Journalism Concentration. In addition to requirements for the major, students must satisfy all of the university general education requirements and the College of Letters & Science breadth and other degree requirements.
Degree requirements will vary depending on when you took your first college class. You are strongly advised to consult both your journalism advisor and your L&S advisor to ensure you stay on track toward a degree.
Read more about the degree requirements on the L&S Degree Requirements web pages.
Effective Date: Fall 2016
If you started the program before the effective date of the new requirements, please consult with your advisor about your set of requirements.
|Total JAMS Credits|
|Required courses (15 credits)|
|At least 2 of the following courses (6 credits)|
All majors must complete at least one JAMS 600-level course with the word "Seminar" in its title to meet the L&S requirement for a research experience in the major.
Majors must complete at least 18 credits in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). At least 15 upper-level credits must be taken in residence at UWM.
The following courses offered by the Department of English may be used to fulfill curricular requirements of the undergraduate major or minor in journalism, advertising, and media studies:
The following course offered by the Department of English may be of interest to JAMS students but may not be used to fulfill curricular requirements of the JAMS major or minor:
The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the major attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all major credits attempted, including transfer work.