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    With a focus on accuracy, fairness, truth and diversity, preparing leaders in digital and traditional communication fields, the College of Journalism and Communications has consistently been ranked among the top 10 communication programs in the nation and has a long tradition of producing award-winning students. The College of Journalism and Communications prepares students for a career that emphasizes ethical principles and responsible communication in the digital age.

    Established: 1925

    The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications is driving innovation and engagement across the disciplines of advertising, journalism, public relations and telecommunication. The strength of its programs, faculty, students and alumni — in research and in practice — has earned the college ongoing recognition as one of the best in the nation among its peers.

    The college offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, a mass communication studies minor, and certificates, both online and on campus. The college’s strength is drawn from both academic rigor and experiential learning. CJC students have the opportunity to gain practical experience in the Innovation News Center, which generates content across multiple platforms, and The Agency, a strategic communication agency that began operation in 2015.

    The college includes seven broadcast and digital media properties and the nation’s only program in public interest communications.

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    Accredited: Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)

    Academic Divisions:

    • Department of Advertising
    • Department of Journalism
    • Department of Public Relations
    • Department of Telecommunication
    • Division of Graduate Studies and Research

    Degrees: Bachelor’s degrees in advertising, journalism, public relations and telecommunication, Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in mass communication, and a Master of Advertising.

    Academic Advising: Professional Advising and Teaching Hub (PATH), 1060 Weimer Hall, maintains student records and handles undergraduate academic advising.

    Computer Requirement: Requirements for students majoring in telecommunication may differ from those of other students in the college.

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    Internships: Students can earn credits by completing professional internships. Grades for internships must be S/U. Internship credit can be repeated with change of assignment for a maximum of six credits. Any internship credit beyond the six, such as through the Honors office, will not count toward a student's 124-credit total needed for the degree. Retroactive credit for internships cannot be granted.

    Learning/Training Tools: The college is home to PBS affiliate (WUFT-TV), NPR affiliates (WUFT-FM, WJUF-FM) for North Central Florida, two commercial radio stations (WRUF-AM/FM), a low-power television station (WLUF-TV), the student magazine Orange and Blue, the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, the Integrated News Center (INC), Brechner Project, The Agency and STEM Translational Communication Research Program.

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    Majors, Specializations and Minors

    Major Minor Degree Awarded Total Credits
    Advertising No BS 124
    Journalism No BS 124
    Public Relations No BS 124
    Public Relations is also available via UF Online
    Telecommunication No BS 124
          Specializations: Management, Media and Society, News, Production
          Telecommunication - Media and Society is also available via UF Online
    The college also offers a minor in Mass Communication Studies both on campus and via UF Online.
    The college offers a Master of Arts, a Master of Advertising and a Ph.D. in Mass Communication.

    Scholarships: The College’s Knight Division for Scholarships, Career Services and Multicultural Affairs provides undergraduates with information about scholarships and assistantships, internships, placement services, and the college’s minority recruitment and retention activities.

    The College awards more than $200,000 annually in undergraduate scholarships and assistantships. The application deadline is February 1. For more information, write to the College of Journalism and Communications, P.O. Box 118400, Gainesville, FL 32611-8400.

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