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 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 the major, contact Undergraduate Director Jane Hampden Daley ( with questions about the Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies program.