As digital technology evolves at a breathtaking pace and in directions yet unknown, what remains constant is the need for the skills of gathering, assessing, and processing newsworthy information.

Here's What to Expect

Male and female students in the UAB Media Lab. The journalism specialization offers courses that meet this need, among them news writing and reporting, feature writing, editing and design. You will make use of a state-of-the-art Digital Commons and a Journalism Lab. You will also hone your skills by writing and editing the UAB student newspaper (Kaleidoscope) and literary magazine (Aura) and through internships at various newspapers and magazines.

Why Study With Us?

Our graduates pursue careers in newspaper and magazine journalism, online journalism, corporate communication, and political communication, among others. One of our graduates was part of the team at The Tuscaloosa News that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2012. Another recent graduate is a freelance contributor to The New York Times, following stints at the Times Daily (Florence, AL) and the Anderson-Independent-Mail (South Carolina).

The Journalism specialization annually offers competitive scholarships that range in value from $750 to $2,000.

Program Requirements

A complete list of major requirements, courses, and a proposed four-year program of study for Communication majors are available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.

Want to Learn More?

Do you have questions that we haven't answered? Ask us! Email Dr. Minabere Ibelema, director of the broadcasting program, at

Ready to apply? All the information you need can be found on UAB's Undergraduate Admissions Hub.Save