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Journalism and Mass Communication, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Albuquerque, NM, United States
The Department of Communication and Journalism  offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of New Mexico through the College of Arts and Sciences with concentrations in either Multimedia Journalism, Strategic Communication, or Digital Field Multimedia. 
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Our Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of New Mexico concentration combines print, broadcasting and online journalism and helps to prepare students for a variety of careers and positions with media companies. 

Our Strategic Communication concentration helps to prepare students for a variety of careers in advertising and public relations fields.  The Digital Field Multimedia concentration allows students to use the tools of digital media in the fields of broadcast. With the IFDM core courses, students will develop technical and creative skills while utilizing digital media technology.

Course work is dependent on the concentration of which you choose.

Specializing in one of these areas, each major is required to take at least one course in writing for the media, along with courses that explore ethics and multimedia and visual communication. Students must complete one of the following sequences below.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Writing and Editing for Multimedia Journalism 
  • Broadcast News
  • Intermediate Reporting 
  • Advanced Multimedia Journalism 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Curriculum should include the following courses:

  • English - 4 units with at least 1 composition course in the 11th or 12th grade.
  • Mathematics - 4 units: Typically college preparatory courses at the Algebra I content/skill level and higher. 
  • Social Science - 3 units: one unit should be U.S. History, other courses might include additional history courses, sociology and psychology.
  • Physical Science - 3 units: two courses should be laboratory science such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics. 
  • Foreign Language - 2 units of a single language other than English or demonstrated proficiency equal to a typical second level course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    269 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 269 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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