Declaring Your Major

When to Declare a JAMS Major

Ideally, you should declare the major as soon as possible, so as to take advantage of departmental advising in planning the best sequence of upper-level courses.

Declaration Process

The first step to declare a major in JAMS is to fill out and submit the

Declaration of Major Form »

Please note, most JAMS classes require the completion of JAMS 101: Introduction to Mass Media with a C or better, and JAMS 201: Media Writing with a C or better.

After submitting your request to declare a major, you are encouraged to contact Jackie Bradway, Director of Undergraduate Studies, (leonarjm@uwm.edu) to ask any questions you may have about the Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies program and to begin the process of planning your coursework and other activities within the major.