Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes?
No, but we do require students to attend an orientation during welcome days.
What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full?
Pre-requisites can generally be taken at community colleges. The three most important ones are JOUR 205, JOUR 221 and JOUR 226.
Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major?
Journalism is prerequisite heavy. ENG 214 is the entry to all courses, take it so that by your first sophomore semester you can take JOUR 205. Students should take JOUR 221 the last semester of their sophomore year so that there is no lag between taking it and JOUR 300. It’s always recommended that students take JOUR 222, JOUR 226 and JOUR 300 the first semester of your junior year.