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Major in the Moody College of Communication

Major Journalism

Students in the undergraduate program in the School of Journalism have the opportunity to advance the industry with courses aimed at critical thinking, explorative application and fundamental journalistic skills.

The digital-based journalism curriculum, ensures that every student will be able to think, report, and write like a journalist, and effectively utilize modern technology to tell stories across different news platforms.

Declaration Requirements


Prospective University of Texas at Austin students should visit UT Admissions to learn about the application process and how to declare a major.

How to Declare


Current UT students interested in transferring to the Moody College of Communication can learn more about application deadlines, requirements, and information sessions on the internal transfer website.

Required Courses


View degree requirements and checklists to see the required courses for the Bachelor of Journalism. Learn about examples of student work in the School of Journalism.



There are no required tracks or specializations in the School of Journalism. Students may fulfill their degree requirements by choosing courses from a variety of areas including, but not limited to, broadcast, photo, sports, and multimedia.



Journalism students are naturally curious, tenacious, creative, objective, outgoing, and resourceful. They are strong writers, good with technology, and critical thinkers. They love paying attention to details, but are also flexible and spontaneous.



Students in the journalism major will acquire a strong set of transferrable skills, including:

  • Writing skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Multimedia skills
  • Objectivity
  • Creativity
  • Ability to work independently
  • Team building and collaboration in large and small groups
  • Enhanced cultural sensitivity
  • Ability to meet deadlines


Your major does not always determine your career path. Many graduates pursue careers outside their field, depending on their interests and experiences.


It’s not just your major that matters! Make yourself marketable by gaining a variety of experiences in college. Read a few inspiring stories by professionals whose experiences led to great careers.

Contact a Texas Career Engagement career counselor today to find out how you can turn your major into a career.