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Journalism, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #703 (BCR) , NV,
The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Journalism from University of Nevada, Reno has a strong professional orientation in news, strategic communications and visual communication across all media platforms.


The faculty and staff of the Reynolds School of Journalism focus on providing you with an exceptional learning experience in our classrooms, through structured extracurricular programs and as the result of extraordinary connections to the professional community.

You get to know faculty who have years of high-level professional experience. You learn with faculty who conduct innovative research on our disciplines. You meet and network with local and national professionals. You study historic practices. You do real work. You have the opportunity to experiment with emerging and innovative ideas.

When you graduate, we want you to be in a position to compete for the best jobs and the most sought-after graduate programs. We want you ready for your next big step.

Career options:

We prepare students for success and leadership in emerging media sectors through our teaching, research, creative activity, and engagement with the media professions and the community. Our educational emphasis is high tech, high touch, experiential and ethical. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • All Things Media: Foundations
  • All Things Media: Design
  • All Things Media: Words and Numbers
  • All Things Media: Images and Sounds
  • Media Ethics
  • Visual Communication
  • First Amendment & Soc
  • History Of Journalism
  • Race, Gender and Media
  • Special Problems
  • Special Problems - Journalism Lab
  • Professional Internship

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Requirements:  If you are a student who does not meet our academic GPA requirements, but have graduated with an Advanced Diploma from a Nevada high school, you will be granted admission to the University. You must also meet the 13 core course requirements in English, mathematics, social studies and natural sciences to be considered for admission.
    • You must have a 3.0 weighted GPA in the academic core courses in order to be admitted to the University of Nevada, Reno. The academic courses include: English, math, social sciences and natural sciences. A weighted GPA takes into account the extra difficulty of honors, AP or IB classes.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      14470 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 7235 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Reno

    • 860 - 1230 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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