The Journalism major is based on the premise that journalists are essential in a democratic society because they inform its citizens, give voice to the voiceless and hold the powerful accountable.

The major emphasizes both the academic heart of journalism and its practice through its courses in history, law, ethics, philosophy and media criticism, as well as newswriting, reporting and multimedia journalism.

SBS is seeking AFP Diversity Fellows

The Academic Fellows Program (AFP) is currently recruiting students who would be interested in serving as an AFP Diversity Fellow peer leader through the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS). This is a year-long internship position that earns one credit each semester.


By Adrian Grace
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IPO Summer 2021 Programming

Please join us for the programs below and share widely among your staff, students, and social media networks. This is a  list of virtual programs that Ms. Pamela Dutta, Associate Director,  will be hosting this summer for the UMass international …
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2021 SBS in DC cohort member Lizette writes about her experience in the first week in DC

Every summer, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst sends a cohort of about twenty students to Washington DC for an internship experience filled with opportunities for professional and personal development. I’m part …

By Anne Lizette Sta Maria
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