Undergraduate Program

The Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Communication and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Journalism & Mass Communication through the College of Arts and Sciences. The department also offers a minor in Communication and a minor in Journalism & Mass Communication to students outside of the department. There are typically 750 undergraduate students working towards completion of a C&J major each academic year.

Our B.A. in Communication offers six different concentrations of study: Environmental, Interpersonal, Intercultural, Organizational, Public, and Media Studies. Our B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication offers two different concentrations of study: Multimedia Journalism and Strategic Communication.

In addition, our undergraduate program is partnered with the Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media program to offer a concentration in Critical Studies in Mass Media to our Communication majors, and Digital Field Multimedia Journalism to our Journalism & Mass Communication majors.

Faculty and staff in the Communication & Journalism department pride themselves on working with students and partners to provide a comprehensive academic program. Opportunities for students include courses in both theory and application, personalized academic advising, workshops and student organizations, equipment check-out, opportunities for independent study and research, a departmental honors program, scholarships, internships with local and national corporations, and internships in communication education.