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Pre-Major Requirements

In preparation for acceptance to a major in the School of Journalism and Media Studies, several requirements must be met. These pre-major requirements are uniform across undergraduate majors in the school: advertising, journalism, media studies and public relations. Please consult the SDSU General Catalog for specific details.


  • Minimum of 45 units earned
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Passing score on the Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation Test (GSP) by the third attempt
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA AND grades of C or better (C/NC not allowed) in the following courses:
  • ECON 101 - Principles of Economics
  • JMS 220 - Writing for the Mass Media
  • JMS 210 - Social Media in the Digital Age
  • JMS 200 - Introduction to Contemporary Media