Certificate Programs in Media and Journalism

Hussman School of Journalism and Media

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Carroll Hall, CB# 3365

(919) 962-1204

Susan King, Dean

Charlie Tuggle, Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies


Sharon Jones, Director, Academic Advising & Student Engagement


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 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 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

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