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Undergraduate Program

Students in classThe Department of Communication and Journalism offers three Bachelor of Arts degrees: a B.A. in Communication, a B.A. in Journalism, and a B.A. in Mass Communication within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

A student must satisfy the degree requirements for ONE of these majors as well as the general education requirements for the University.

Lambda Pi Eta

Student majors in Communication and Journalism are eligible for membership in the Mu Epsilon chapter of the Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society. Requirements for student membership include completion of at least 60 semesters hours, at least 12 semester hours of department coursework, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0, a grade point average in the major of at least 3.25, being in the upper 35% of the graduating class, being in good standing in the University, and displaying commitment to the field of communication and journalism.

Undergraduate Awards

Undergraduate Awards: Each year the faculty in Communication and Journalism honor outstanding undergraduate students with four awards. The names of the students are inscribed on plaques mounted in the main office (Dunn 420). Each awardee receives a framed award certificate and a book gift for the University of Maine bookstore. The awards are presented at the department graduation reception in May. For a description of the awards and a list of recipients, please go to the Undergraduate Awards page.


Department News & Announcements

Monday Noon Research:
The CMJ Colloquium Series, Fall 2014

All events in Dunn 424, 12:10pm to 1pm

September 29: Nathan Stormer
Department of Communication and Journalism
“Rhetorical Diversity and Genealogies of Rhetoric”

October 6: Michael Socolow
Department of Communication and Journalism
“Correcting a Mad Men Myth: The Invention of the
Broadcast Advertising Season”

October 20: Paul Grosswiler
Department of Communication and Journalism
"The Global Village Dump: Media Cultures and
the Crisis of E-Waste"

October 27: Jessica Miller
Department of Philosophy
"Conceptions of Professionalism in Harlequin
Medical Romance"

November 3: Emily Rice & Theodora Ruhs
Department of Communication and Journalism
"Virtual Fieldwork in the Arctic."

November 10: Jordan P. LaBouff
Department of Psychology & Honors College
"Social Psychological Perspectives on American Policy:
Where and How we Vote"

Communication and Journalism
5724 Dunn Hall, Room 420
The University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-1283 | Fax: (207) 581-1286
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469