Staying in the J-School

STAYING IN THE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM:

All students admitted to the J-School must do the following in order to remain in the J-School and in good standing:

  1. Complete J101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, AND
  2. Maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade-point average and a 2.5 journalism grade-point average, AND
  3. Complete ENGL 101 (or exemption) and ENGL 102 or ENGL 105 (or exemption or advanced placement) and one of the following courses—ENGL 203, ENGL 205, ENGL 209, ENGL 210, or ENGL 211—with a grade-point average of 2.5 or higher* (students can complete these courses after they are admitted), AND
  4. Complete the first- and second-year requirements by the beginning of junior year (fifth semester, not including summer sessions).

*All students take the grammar test when admitted to the J-School. If they do not earn a score of 75 or higher, they must take J002 Grammar and Usage and complete it with a C (2.0) or higher while enrolled in J301. 

Students failing to meet the conditions above are placed on probation for one semester. If a student does not raise his or her cumulative and journalism grade-point averages to 2.5, she or he is dropped from the J-School.

Journalism New-Student Orientation:
Recently-admitted students are required to attend a Journalism New-Student Orientation. It is an opportunity to learn about J-School culture, advising, academic requirements, student organizations and career services. These sessions will be held in September and February each year. Students will receive detailed information after admission into the J-School.

Journalism Undergraduate Requirements Guide


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Learn about careers, internships & jobs

The Journalism Career Center helps J-School students explore their career options and find internships and jobs. Patty Noland, the J-School's Career Development Coordinator, is ready to help you at any stage in your college career—whether you're just beginning to explore the possibilities or you're ready to enter the job market. 

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Best ad staff in the nation: 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012. —College Newspaper Business & Advertising Managers
85 percent of classes have fewer than 50 students
2nd place: Hearst Foundation “College Pulitzers” national writing contest, 2011
Top-ranked teachers, including National Journalism Teacher of the Year Doug Ward
71 percent of classes have 30 or fewer students
Students prepare marketing projects for Sprint, Coca-Cola, NASA, and other corporations
81 percent of 2011 journalism graduates were employed full time six months after graduating
—University of Georgia study