Undergraduate Program

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Undergraduate Studies in the School of Journalism
There has never been a more dynamic or important time to study and practice journalism.

Undergraduate Program

Information on Admissions

All admissions applications and decisions for incoming freshmen and students who wish to transfer into UT Austin are handled through the University's Office of Admissions. Find out how to schedule a Campus Visit, meet with an Admissions Counselor, and more by visiting UT Admissions.

Current UT students who want to change their major (or add one) in order to study Journalism need to visit the College’s Internal Transfer Information page.

Information for Prospective Moody College of Communication Students


We offer a curriculum designed to equip our students with the powerful new tools of the digital age while teaching the critical thinking, writing skills and journalistic sensibility to make those tools worth using. Our new courses, listed here, provide students training in digital skills from the day they enter our school and help students to create a digital portfolio of their work that will serve as their resume, showcase their talent and ease their entry into the professional world after graduation. Our new curriculum demolishes the outmoded walls between print, broadcast, photo and multimedia while still allowing for specialization. We also require a professional internship.

Resources for Undergraduate Students

The University of Texas at Austin has a wide range of resources across campus designed to help all students succeed. This Word.doc will show you what's available.

Degree Requirements

The School of Journalism requires 120 hours of coursework for graduation from the undergraduate program. A minimum of 33 and a maximum of 36 hours of major-specific coursework in the School of Journalism must be met, among other requirements. Contact your adviser for more information.


The minor in Journalism will afford undergraduate students across the University the opportunity to study a range of courses that will help prepare them for the digital communication economy.

The minor in Visual Media will afford undergraduate students across the University the opportunity to increase their visual literacy and skills, particularly in the areas of photography, photojournalism, video storytelling and graphic design.


The School of Journalism offers and encourages multiple inlets for undergraduate internships. Students are encouraged to work with Communication Career Services to find internships that fit their needs and schedules. Internships are not limited strictly to journalism arenas.

Student Organizations

The School of Journalism sponsors several student organizations, including chapters of national organizations. Our student organizations are diverse and offer aspiring journalists the opportunity to learn, create and socialize with fellow students who share their interests.

Academic Advising

Careful planning is key to ensuring your academic success. You should meet with your academic advisor at least once per semester to review your progress and receive important information and advice related to your studies. Schedule your appointment online, then check in at BMC 2.600 5 minutes before your appointment starts. Learn more on the College’s web site.


The School of Journalism awards more than 100 scholarships to continuing journalism majors and incoming transfer students annually. Scholarships are not available to first-year entering students through the School of Journalism. Learn more about scholarships at the College's Scholarship page.

Study Abroad

There are multiple study abroad programs that take School of Journalism faculty and scholars abroad during the summer. Opportunities in locations such as Sweden, Australia, China and Prague as well as placements through the UT Study Abroad Office are available.

Sports Journalism

We offer a certificate designed to enhance the development of writing and reporting skills, knowledge and career opportunities in sports journalism. The program’s goal is to go beyond reporting of games and column writing to cover ethics, sports as business and entertainment, and the impact of sports on society.