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To complete the dual degree program within five years, students should take up to three courses at the master’s level in their fourth year. While they are still officially in the bachelor’s program, they will take up to nine master’s credit hours that will subsequently be transferred to the master’s program. These nine master’s credit hours taken in your senior year cannot be doubled counted toward your undergraduate degree.

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 Hussman School 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

Master’s programs of study

UNC Hussman’s on-campus master’s program offers three programs of study related to professional communication, and students must complete the relevant required MEJO courses before starting graduate work as a senior. The programs of study and required three undergraduate courses to apply for each are:

  • Journalism
    • 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
  • Strategic Communication (includes advertising, marketing communication, public relations)
    • 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
  • Visual Communication (includes interactive/graphic design, photo/video)
    • Photo/video specialization:
      • MEJO 121: Introduction to Digital Storytelling
      • MEJO 180: Foundations of Photojournalism
      • MEJO 489: Photojournalism, Lighting and Business Techniques
    • Interactive/graphic specialization:
      • MEJO 121: Introduction to Digital Storytelling
      • MEJO 182: Foundations of Graphic Design
      • MEJO 187: Foundations of Interactive Media