Prospective Students

The Reynolds School is “all things media.”

From narrative writing and reporting, multimedia storytelling and production to advertising and public relations we prepare students for the many opportunities in today’s media-centric society.

We offer specializations in news and strategic communications.  All students learn the fundamentals of multimedia communication, using high-tech tools an time-tested techniques for information gathering and critical analysis. Students go on to develop higher-level abilities, as they produce professional quality work on real-world projects.  This emphasis on experiential learning gives our graduates a competitive edge in the job market.

The Reynolds School provides students with the foundation they need to succeed.  Small classes and the accessibility of our faculty provide the individual attention and mentoring so often vital to student success. They Reynolds School may just be the place for you to find what you need to succeed.

Career options include:

  • News or sports reporter, anchor
  • Advertising or public relations professional
  • Online media producer, social media manager
  • Videographer, photojournalist, graphic designer

About the major

You are a “pre-major” until you’ve completed four journalism courses:
(1) JOUR 107 — All Things Media: Foundations

(2) JOUR 108 — All Things Media: Design

(3) JOUR 207  — All Things Media: Words and Numbers

(4) JOUR 208  — All Things Media: Images and Sounds

Once you have completed these four courses with a C or better, have a journalism GPA of 2.5 as well as a university GPA of 2.5, you can apply to be a journalism major by filling out a Declaration of Major form. They are available online and in the journalism Dean’s office (RSJ301).

If you’d like to discuss our undergraduate program with our Recruitment Coordinator, please contact Paul Mitchell(pmitchel@unr.edu) at 775-784-4563.

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