The journalism degree in Communication Studies at UAB aims to prepare students to work in an ever-changing 21st-century digital media landscape, and we do that by focusing on the field’s core elements — namely storytelling and information gathering — in addition to its history, ethical norms and legal regulation.

Here's What to Expectjournalism students

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 - The 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?

Ask us! Email Will Nevin, director of Journalism Specialization at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ready to Apply?

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