Declaring a Major or Minor
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers students a selection of specialized majors, all of which lead to a Bachelor of Science Degree.
You can find detailed information on Journalism and Mass communication undergraduate majors in the university's GPS. If you have additional questions about the JMC majors, we encourage you to make an appointment with one of our advisers.
If you have been admitted to Kent State University you can become a JMC major immediately upon entering KSU. If you are unsure of your area of interest, you can learn more about our programs by visiting Franklin Hall, the home of Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. You can make an appointment for a “Shadow Day” or another tour opportunity.
Current KSU students wishing to change to a JMC major must have a 2.75 overall GPA at Kent State. If you would like to change or declare your major, please make an appointment with a JMC advisor.
A 2.75 grade point average overall at Kent State and a 2.75 in JMC courses are required for graduation for both JMC majors and minors. A 2.75 overall GPA is also required to enroll in JMC courses. In addition, no grade lower than a C- (1.7) in a journalism and mass communication course will be counted toward graduation or as a prerequisite for a subsequent class.