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 through Writing Program. For more information and academic advising, please contact Journalism Certificate director Nomi Morris at nomimorris@writing.ucsb.edu.

 

Additional Details

Program Course Schedule

***VALID ONLY 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

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.

Requirements

Students are required to complete 12 units of regular-session WRIT courses and 2-3 X400-level courses that teach professional skills in photojournalism, data-driven journalism, the business of journalism, and international reporting.

To be eligible for the professional certificate, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 18 units from the above program schedule
  • Earn no less than a "C" in any particular course to be eligible for the certificate
  • Enroll in the UCSB regular-session courses via Open University if they are non-matriculated (not UCSB students)

Transfer units will not be accepted as credit toward this certificate.

 

Program Cost

For UCSB matriculated students the approximate cost is $1,800 for 6 units. Each X400-level professional course is $275/unit. The non-refundable certificate application fee is $150. These figures do not include the costs of textbooks and/or materials, and can change without notice.

Financial Aid: Current UCSB matriculated students, who are eligible for financial aid, are strongly encouraged to take a minimum of 12 units of regular undergraduate courses. The units offered for the X400 professional courses do not count toward that minimum.

For non-UCSB matriculated students the approximate cost of completion of this program is $4,800.
 

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