JMS Admissions

In order to be accepted as an undergraduate major in the School of Journalism and Media Studies, the following requirements must be met. These pre-major requirements are uniform across undergraduate majors in the school: advertising, journalism, media studies and public relations. For those who do not meet these pre-major requirements, there is a petition process by which you can apply to become a JMS major.


  • Minimum of 45 units earned
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Passing score on EGUMPP, the Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation platform used by JMS 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA AND grades of C or better (C/NC not allowed) in the following courses:
    • JMS 200 - Introduction to Contemporary Media
    • JMS 210 - Social Media in the Digital Age
    • JMS 220 - Writing for the Mass Media
    • JMS 250 - Introduction to Intersectional Representation in the Media

Students who meet the above criteria are automatically granted admission into their desired major with JMS.