Junior Advising

Planning Your Junior Year

If you've missed the third year advising session, you must complete the online workshop here.

Planning Your Senior Year

Course Requirements 

These are the courses that you'll want to start planning your schedule around.

Jour 444 media internship

Prerequisites: At least one quarter of JOUR 352, JOUR 353 or JOUR 413 
Requires department internship coordinator approval
Start the process by visiting Journalism Internship Info

JOUR 460 vs. jour 462

You'll need to take one quarter of either 

JOUR 460 accepts 12 students per year, and entails completing a research paper or project. OR

JOUR 462 is a converged reporting course, where students form teams to report on newsworthy topics using a variety of techniques and platforms.

If you have a good research topic in mind and you're interested in enrolling in JOUR 460, please contact the department office to reserve a seat.

JOUR 352 and JOUR 353

Students not in the public relations track must enroll in two quarters of either    JOUR 352 (Advanced Newspaper Reporting Practicum) or JOUR 353 (Advanced Broadcast Journalism Practicum), or one quarter of each. Both of these courses are offered every quarter, but please note that they have prerequisites you'll need to complete before enrolling. 

JOUR 352 and/or JOUR 353 cannot be taken during the same quarter as JOUR 462.

jour 415 advanced public relations practice: CCPR 

Prerequisites: JOUR 413, PR Campaigns, or BUS 453 - Digital Media Marketing (for IMC minors)

and finally...


  1. Be sure to meet with a CLA adviser to review your progress at least four quarters before your planned graduation date.
  2. Remember that you'll need at least 180 units to graduate, 60 of which must be upper division. 104 of which must be outside of Journalism/Media/Mass Communications.
  3. Completion of the Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
  4. Overall and Major GPA – 2.0 or better

Graduation Date

Initiated automatically at 75% degree completion. Grad term is assumed to be four quarters later.
Your participation in commencement ceremonies is also automatic
Initiates a graduation check from CLA Advising, one quarter prior to graduation
Can be changed, speak to your adviser

Graduation Advising

Making an appointment with a CLA adviser to review your progress is highly recommended:
Four quarters prior to graduation
Two quarters prior to graduation


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