Bachelor in Journalism

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Start with a journalism major, and you can go a lot of different places. Your career might take you to the world of politics or sports or entertainment or business. It might lead you to those whose stories too often are ignored. It might take you across the globe -- or into the heart of your own community. You’ll learn to create stories in words and images, learn how to use social media to report and learn how to produce multimedia stories for the Web. And you can take advantage of special opportunities like these:

  • International photojournalism depth reports
  • Nebraska News Service
  • Omaha World-Herald Fellowship program
  • Hearst Journalism competition
  • Dow Jones editing program
  • Business journalism internships
What classes will you take? 4-Year Plan for JOUR Majors


Our recent graduates have successful careers at major news and production media companies, non-profit organizations, small businesses, start-ups and government agencies.

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Study with faculty who have significant professional experience and a vast network of industry contacts. Select “Journalism” as your major on the undergraduate application.

How to Apply

Start your story at the CoJMC from day one. If you’re admitted to UNL, you’re admitted to the college. To be eligible for scholarships, select your major—Advertising & Public Relations, Journalism, or Broadcasting—on the undergraduate application and submit it by the application deadline: January 15 for incoming freshmen, February 1 for current or transfer students.

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Visit the Office of Admissions website for additional details.