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Program description


COJO knows that you want a solid education on which to base your communication or media career. You want engaging courses and faculty. You want confidence in your communication abilities and media skills. And, you want opportunities to start building your career now. Let us help you achieve your goals.

Options include a communication major, journalism major, as well as a master's degree in communication. We also offer a communication minor, journalism minor, public relations minor, and marketing communication minor as well.

Program content

Required Core Courses Journalism Majors:

  • Introduction to Mass Media
  • Public Speaking
  • Media Writing
  • Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • Communication Research
  • Internship
  • Multimedia Production
  • Mass Communication Law
  • Departmental electives

Journalism Minor

Required Courses:

  • Intro to Mass Media
  • Media Writing
  • Mass Communication Law

Elective Courses:

  • Intro to Photography
  • History of American Journalism
  • Public Affairs Reporting
  • Graphics of Communication
  • Internship (limited to three credits)
  • Multimedia Production
  • Political Communication
  • Mass Media & Society
  • Digital Video Editing
  • Visual Communication
  • Special Topics in Mass Media
  • Race, Gender, Ethnicity in the Media
  • Photojournalism
  • Web Design

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


The following learning outcomes are expected of each student graduating with a bachelor's degree in journalism:

  • Students will be able to write a variety of mass media products, including news stories, press releases, and advertising copy, following accepted journalistic standards, including Associated Press style.
  • Students will be able to create and design emerging media products, including blogs, digital audio, digital video, social media, digital photography, and multimedia.
  • Students will understand and be able to apply relevant case law involving journalism, the First Amendment, and other mass media issues.

Career opportunities


With a degree in COJO, your career opportunities include media production, public relations, journalism, advertising, photography, marketing communication, web design, human relations, consulting, higher education, sales, management, business promotion, law school, diversity training, and graduate school.

Your success is encouraged with internships, study abroad opportunities, student educational opportunities (e.g., McNair Scholars Program, Student Success Services), Lambda Pi Eta membership in COJO, and research involvement with faculty.

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About this institute

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University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming is located in the safe and inviting college town of Laramie, Wyoming. Laramie is a community located about two hours north of the large, metropolitan city of Denver, Colorado. Laramie is nestled in a valley at...

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University of Wyoming

1000E University Avenue
82071 Laramie

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