Because both professional areas of study in the M.A. in Media and Communication program can now be completed in one year, we no longer offer dual bachelor’s-master’s admission and the courses below are no longer required for master’s admission. Instead, the UNC Hussman course options are recommended to expose you to journalism and/or strategic communication, and to prepare you for the master’s program. You can reserve a seat in a MEJO course in the upcoming semester by attending our advising sessions.

Undergraduate majors

The 120 hours taken during the undergraduate career for the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies or Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science include both the required courses for the General College and 12 courses in the major.  These include a strong foundation in the basic sciences and additional track requirements or a five-course concentration:

  • B.A. in Environmental Studies
    • Agriculture and Health Concentration
    • Ecology and Society Concentration
    • Environmental Behavior and Decision-making Concentration
    • Population, Environment and Development Concentration
  • B.A. in Environmental Studies – Sustainability Track
  • B.S. in Environmental Science
    • Ecology and Natural Resources Concentration
    • Environment and Health Concentration
    • Water and Climate Concentration
  • B.S. in Environmental Science – Quantitative Energy Systems Track

The most recent undergraduate worksheets for these majors are on the E3P website.

Undergraduate UNC Hussman options

In addition to the required hours in environmental studies, students have three options for taking undergraduate courses in media and journalism that will prepare them for the rigors of the master’s program. The options are:

  • Major in media and journalism (Note: Courses taken for major should include the courses in the appropriate three-course minimum, listed below.)
  • Minor in media and journalism (Note: Courses taken for minor should include the courses in the appropriate three-course minimum, listed below.)
  • Three-course minimum as outlined below

Strategic Communication master’s area of study

Because one of the recommended MEJO undergraduate courses in strategic communication requires a prerequisite,  we recommend up to four total courses courses for undergraduates interested in strategic communication master’s area of study:

  • MEJO 137: Principles of Advertising and Public Relations
  • MEJO 332: Public Relations Writing
    • Requires MEJO 153: Writing and Reporting as a prerequisite
  • Choice between:
    • MEJO 475: Concepts of Marketing
    • MEJO 531: Case Studies in Public Relations

Journalism master’s area of study

The courses below are recommended to best prepare for the master’s program in each respective specialization:

  • Interactive design journalism
    • MEJO 121: Introduction to Digital Storytelling
    • MEJO 182: Foundations of Graphic Design
    • MEJO 187: Foundations of Interactive Media
  • Public life reporting
    • MEJO 121: Introduction to Digital Storytelling
    • MEJO 153: Writing and Reporting
    • Choice among:
      • MEJO 157: News Editing
      • MEJO 252: Audio Journalism
      • MEJO 253: Introduction to Public Affairs Reporting
  • Video journalism
    • MEJO 121: Introduction to Digital Storytelling
    • MEJO 180: Foundations of Photojournalism
    • MEJO 489: Photojournalism, Lighting and Business Techniques