Certificate Programs in Media and Journalism

School of Media and Journalism


Carroll Hall, CB# 3365

(919) 962-1204

Susan King, Dean

Charlie Tuggle, Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies


Sharon Jones, Director, Student Services


A certificate signifying a concentration of three or more courses in a related field of study is noted on a student’s transcript. A limited number of students (within and outside the school) are admitted to each program and guaranteed a seat in the required courses.

Certificate in Sports Communication

The program, aimed at leading the nation in educating young practitioners about important issues of sports in the United States and beyond, provides courses about sports and the media, offers internships and scholarships for students, and brings visiting lecturers to the school. Students interested in applying to the program should contact the director of the sports communication program.

Complete three of the following five courses:9
Sports Xtra
Sports Marketing and Advertising
Sports Communication
Creative Sportswriting
Ethical Issues and Sports Communication
Total Hours9

Certificate in Business Journalism

The certificate in business journalism is offered for students within and outside the school interested in a career in business reporting or editing as well as for students interested in careers in corporate communication and corporate advertising. Students interested in applying to the program should contact the director of the business journalism program. Students must complete three courses (nine credit hours) to receive the certificate.

MEJO 550Business and the Media3
MEJO 541Economics Reporting3
MEJO 542Business Reporting3
Total Hours9

Certificate in Latina/o Journalism and Media

The certificate is an interdisciplinary program of the School of Media and Journalism, the Department of Romance Studies, and the Department of English and Comparative Literature through its Latina/o studies minor and program. It is offered only to media and journalism majors. Students must complete four courses (12 credit hours) to receive the certificate.

MEJO 443Latino Media Studies3
SPAN 369Introduction to Translation3
Advanced Spanish proficiency, which may be satisfied by completing:3
Spanish Grammar and Composition for Heritage Speakers
Spanish of the United States
or by passing a proficiency examination
An introductory Latina/o studies course, which may be fulfilled by:3
Introduction to Latina/o Studies H
Global Migrations, Local Impacts: Urbanization and Migration in the United States
Mobile Geographies: The Political Economy of Migration
History of Latinos in the United States
Introduction to Latin(o) American Music
Total Hours12

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

One course (three credit hours) counting toward the certificate may double count in other majors or minors.

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