Undergraduate Studies

Through a revamped curriculum, students learn the skills they need to succeed in the new media environment, whether they pursue careers in journalism, advertising, public relations or other communications fields.

Undergraduate major admissions

UNC undergraduate students who have completed or are completing 45 credit hours and are in good academic standing are eligible to apply to the undergraduate MEJO major.

How to Apply to major in Media and Journalism at UNC Hussman: 

  1. Log into ConnectCarolina and proceed to Self Service > Student Center.
  2. From the “other academic” drop-down menu select “Apply for Change of Major/Minor.”
  3. Select “Media and Journalism” from the Major/Minor drop-down.
  4. If you agree to the terms, click “I Agree” and “Submit Request.”
  5. Once your change of major/minor is submitted and processed, you should receive an email within 24 hours with a link to activate your account and begin the application.

UNC Hussman has two application cycles per year: July 1 — Sept. 15 and Nov. 1 — January 15.
All students accepted to UNC Hussman must attend a mandatory New Student Orientation.

Check out the MEJO major admissions FAQs for more information on how to apply, next steps and more.

For questions or concerns, please contact HussmanHub@unc.edu.

UNC Hussman Programs

The Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI) recommends all undergraduates to have a laptop that meets minimum specifications. If you are pursuing a degree in journalism, the Hussman School of Journalism and Media has suggested the following information for your computer choice.

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Fake news


Not sure the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media is right for you? Check out some common misconceptions our students and alumni sometimes hear:

MYTH: "Journalism is dead! You aren't going to get a job as a Hussman School graduate."


FACT: According to the 2016 Hussman School Careers Services graduate survey, the Hussman School has a 93.4 percent rate of graduates employed or enrolled in further education.

MYTH: "Liberal arts degrees are useless in the real world. You need to be in a STEM field to be successful."


FACT: Our curriculum is specifically designed to incorporate a mix of both conceptual- and skills-based courses to ensure graduates are well-rounded and ready for today's hyper-competitive job market.

MYTH: "I shouldn't do the journalism school because I don't want to be a reporter."


FACT: Reporting is only one of many paths our students can take within our curriculum. Others include advertising, broadcast & electronic journalism, business journalism, editing & graphic design, interactive multimedia, photo & video journalism and public relations.