HOW DO I BECOME A PRE-MAJOR?
Students in CLAS can come to the Journalism Department office, Room 468E or F, Oak Hall, and sign up as pre-majors. Once established as pre-majors they will be advised by a department advisor who works only with freshmen and sophomores. When a student is accepted into the major, a faculty advisor is assigned.
Students enrolled in other UConn schools and colleges (including students in ACES) must first change schools. They can get assistance with this procedure at the CLAS Academic Services Center, 423 Whitney Road.
TO BECOME A MAJOR:
Students must meet the following two requirements:
1) Successful completion of at least 39 credits. (Students who are members in good standing of the University Honors Program may apply after completing 23 credits at UConn.)
2) Cumulative GPA of at least 2.8
Successful performance on a timed writing exercise administered by the department. Applicants taking the test must show mastery of the fundamental tools of writing, including spelling, grammar and syntax. They are also required to submit an essay with their application that explains their academic records and career goals.
RETURN COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO OAK HALL 468E
Download Application 1 (based on GPA of 2.8 or higher)
Download Application 2 (not based on GPA)