Undergraduate Program

Welcome to the University of Montana School of Journalism!

If you are interested in telling stories of the world’s people, places and issues through the written word, video, photography and audio, this is the place for you. Ours is a hands-on, fully accredited school where you can design your own curriculum. You can focus on one particular area of study, or create a more broad educational experience for yourself.

Our students learn by doing. We boast a state-of-the-art facility in Don Anderson Hall and promote a very intimate learning environment. You will be required to DO JOURNALISM while you are a student, ending your time here with a professional portfolio of work that will help you land that first job after graduation. Our students produce magazine and newspaper articles and photographs, on-air reports for radio and television, documentary films, and online multimedia reports. They win the top awards and scholarships given to college journalists year after year. 

Our faculty has a wealth of experience. Each member has at least 10 years of professional experience; most have much more. They’ve worked for daily newspapers, alternative weeklies, radio and television stations, magazines and online news organizations in Montana, the Northwest, around the country and the world. Their contacts are current and deep, which means you’ll have the benefit of landing a great internship or first job after graduation. 

We are an accredited school of journalism, which means your courses will be current and demanding, your class sizes will be small, and you will have the best equipment and facilities to conduct your work. Ours is an open-door policy, so when you need help, our faculty and staff will be here for you. In addition, we have scholarships, work-study opportunities and a variety of financial aid packages to help defray educational costs.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to meeting you!