College of Journalism and Communications at UF
The University of Florida Department of Journalism has consistently been ranked among the top 10 journalism programs in the nation and has a long tradition of producing award-winning student journalists. With newly converged curriculum offerings, journalism students are able to specialize in one of six areas: reporting, photojournalism, design, editing, online journalism or magazines, while still getting a broad-based education.
The college's Graduate Division offers programs leading to master’s and doctoral degrees in mass communication. Graduate students in visual communication have been an integral part of the success of the FlyIns program, serving as teaching assistants as well as team members.
Each year, our journalism students place in numerous national competitions, including those sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. University of Florida photojournalists have consistently earned top awards in the Hearst and College Photographer of the Year competitions.
The College of Journalism and Communications has four departments - Journalism, Advertising, Public Relations and Telecommunication. The college also includes four radio stations and two television stations, as well as several centers and institutes.
Journalism majors can also gain work experience at the local daily newspaper, The Gainesville Sun, the student-run Alligator, or at the college's campus-wide magazine, Orange & Blue. Online journalism experience is gained by working at Newszine and several other Internet venue,s including the Florida FlyIns program website. Some 400 students in our college receive internship credit each year for paid and volunteer professional work.
In addition to more than 60 full-time faculty and other full-time staff, the college receives outstanding support from professionals from around the nation and the world. Advisory groups counsel each undergraduate program in the college and internationally esteemed visiting professionals lecture at the college each semester.