Al Stavitsky


Welcome to a school that is at the forefront of thinking, teaching and conducting research in the changing environment for information and communication. We hope you will consider joining us at this amazing time to learn, explore and contribute to a new future for journalism.

Our programs are designed to get students thinking about journalistic practices in the 21st century—what methods are working well and what traditional ideas may deserve another look. We value critical thinking and exploration of public media issues. We’re committed to encouraging diversity of ideas, faculty and students—and to creating an environment where excellence in teaching and research is recognized and rewarded.

Sound interesting? We’d be happy to talk with you about how to pursue journalism as a major.

For information about admission to the university, check out the Admissions section of the university site. You can apply online on this page: Nevada applications.

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). You will be considered a “pre-major” once you’ve completed five journalism courses: J101 Critical Analysis of Mass Media; J107 Multimedia News Reporting and Writing I; J108 Media Production I, J207 Multimedia News Reporting and Writing II, and J208, Media Production II.

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