Undergraduate | Mayborn School of Journalism

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The Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas has been a major provider of professionals and academics for all forms of media, profit and non-profit communication organizations since 1945.

The Frank W. & Sue Mayborn School of Journalism offers five concentrations:

  • Advertising
  • Broadcast/Digital
  • Digital/Print
  • Photojournalism
  • Public Relations

While working towards your degree, you will receive hands-on experience thorough coursework, our cutting-edge classrooms and labs, and through our extensive student-run media outlets such as SWOOP, North Texas Daily and NT Daily Radio.

UNT is located in the nation's fifth largest media market, allowing access to hundreds of companies with internship opportunities. Internships allow you to earn valuable work experience and possibly academic credit while earning your degree.

You can meet other Journalism majors by participating in student organizations or by living in our Living Learning Community in Kerr Hall.

We also offer graduate degrees through the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism.

Undergrad Certifications

Teacher Certification: If you're more interested in teaching, we offer instruction on how to teach students about the techniques, skills and issues in journalism.

Certificate in Sports Journalism: Students learn all aspects of sports reporting, writing and photojournalism for the web, broadcast and print, including column writing, ethics in sports journalism, sports entertainment, sports business and the impact of sports in society.


Students who wish to minor in journalism will take 18 hours with at least 9 hours of upper-level classes. All students are required to take one entry-level course plus 5 other courses. Depending on the electives chosen, a student could select a general journalism minor or one with a focus in strategic communications or news. (See the Journalism Minor Guide for a list of selected courses and prerequisites.)

To receive a minor in journalism, a grade of C or better must be earned in each journalism course completed in residence or transferred to UNT.

Nine hours of upper-level journalism courses must be taken in residence at UNT.

The grammar, spelling and punctuation exam (GSP) is required for a minor in news and for all courses that have the GSP exam listed as a prerequisite.

Prerequisites for upper-level classes must be completed.

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