For a JAMS major, students must complete the following:

  • 36 total JAMS credits (18 credits at 300-level or above)
    • JAMS 101: Introduction to Mass Media
    • JAMS 201: Media Writing
    • 6-9 credits of Additional Any-Level JAMS Electives
    • One of three concentrations:
      • Journalism
      • Advertising and Public Relations
      • Media Studies
    • 3-6 credits of Additional Upper Level JAMS Electives
    • JAMS 461: Media Ethics or JAMS 559: Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age
    • A 600-level JAMS course with “Seminar” in the title
  • 12 total credits of an Outside Specialty (6 credits at 300-level or above)


For the Current JAMS Requirements starting Spring 2023, click here!

If you declared in Fall 2022 – UWinteriM 2023, click here.

If you declared between Summer 2020 – Summer 2022, please click here.

If you declared from Fall 2018 – Spring 2020, please click here.

If you declared between Fall 2016 – Summer 2018, please click here.

If you declared between Fall 2008 – Summer 2016, please click here.

For pre-2008 requirements, please see your PAWS account, the L&S advising office, or the JAMS office.

To switch to newer or current requirements, please see your College of Letters & Science advisor in Holton 143.

Contact Undergraduate Director Camila Guarda Velasco ( for information about the Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies program.