University of Oregon

Journalism 2011-2014

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts

General Education

Transfer Equivalency website

Required Courses for application to the School of Journalism:

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
J 201 Mass Media and Society J 201 Mass Media and Society 4
J 100 Media Professions No PCC Equivalent 4
J 101 Grammar for Communicators No PCC Equivalent 4
WR 121 and either WR 122 or 123 WR 121 and either WR 122 or 123 7-8
Required Courses for Journalism Majors:    
Literature Any of PCC's English or Humanities Courses 16
History Any of PCC's History Courses 8

Any of PCC's Economics Courses

Three additional blocks of eight credits from departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. First- and second-year foreign language courses taken for the Bachelor of Arts requirement and first-year WR courses that fulfill the writing composition requirement also may not be used to fulfill this requirement. AEIS, ANAT, ANTH, ASIA, ASTR, BI, CH, CHN, CIS, CIT, CLAS, COLT, CRWR, DANE, EALL, EC, EMS, ENG, ENVS, ES, EURO, FINN, FLR, FR, GEOG, GEOL, GER, GRK, HBRW, HC, HIST, HPHY, HUM, INDO, INTL, ITAL, JDST, JPN, KRN, LAT, LING, MATH, NORW, PHIL, PHYS, PS, PSY, REL, RL, RESS, RUSS, SCAN, SOC, SPAN, SWED, THAI, TA, VIET, WR, WGS (WST).

The three, 8 credit blocks may be fulfilled by 3 different subject codes, 2 different subject codes, or just 1 subject code.

Example: PSY 201 & 202 = 1, 8 credit block

Choose courses from: ASL, ATH, BI, CH, CIS, EC, ENG, ESR, FR, G, GEO, GER,GS, HST, HUM, JPN, MTH, PHL, PHY, PS, PSY, REL, RUS, SOC, SPA, TA, WR (240-248)

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Admission to the School of Journalism and Communication is competitive. The faculty considers applications from premajor students who have

1. Completed 24 or more credits of course work at the U of O

2. Earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.90 for work done at the U of O

4. Completed the school’s core curriculum with grades of C or better for J100, J101 & J201

The admissions committee considers the requirements listed above and other materials that applicants submit, including a personal statement, letters of recommendation, and a portfolio. The portfolio should consist of materials that are relevant to the student’s major: published newspaper or magazine clips, layout work, photography, press releases, radio or TV broadcasts, etc. Students with a GPA below 2.90 may petition the committee for admission. The committee has the option of waiving any of the requirements listed above if evidence of a candidate’s high potential for success as a major is presented and approved.

The best preparation for journalism majors is a broad college-preparatory program with emphasis on language skills, English literature, speech, history, and the social sciences. Prospective students also benefit from the study of mathematics, statistics, computers, and second languages. Community college students planning to transfer to the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication should concentrate on college-transfer courses, especially in literature, economics, and history, that fulfill university requirements and the school's general-studies requirements.

This major has 4 different tracks to choose from: Advertising, Communication Studies, Journalism, and Public Relations. Please refer to for more information on each of these tracks

Additional Requirements

  • For PCC courses that transfer to U of O, refer to the transfer equivalency website above
  • If you plan to earn an AAOT degree, all U of O general education requirements will be met by AAOT degree requirements.

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated: August 2013