NOTE:  This program will be discontinued by UCSB PaCE after the 2019 - 2020 academic year. Students who are already registered in the program can complete the requirements until summer 2020. Starting in the 2020-2021 academic year, journalism at UCSB will be offered as a track within the Professional Writing Minor offered through Writing Program. For more information and academic advising, please contact Journalism Certificate director Nomi Morris at


Additional Details

Program Course Schedule


Required Writing Courses (8 units):

Required Elective Course Option (at least 1 course/4 units):

Advisory Board members: Jerry Roberts, Cissy Ross, Patricia Stark, Nomi Morris, Madeleine Sorapure, and Henry Dubroff.




Journalism Student

“Journalists are vital to a free society. We perform a public service, delivering information in a way that helps readers better understand the world around them.”

-Gwendolyn Wu