Department of Journalism Accreditation and Assessment


The journalism department at Central Michigan University is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. As required per the ACEJMC, you should take 72 hours outside the major and comply with their university’s liberal arts and science requirements

Under the rule, you may take up to 52 hours under the JRN designator and must take 72 hours from their 124-hour degree programs, outside the major.

The standards permit journalism students to take a maximum of 52 credit hours under the JRN designator. The minimum of ​39 credit hours will remain the same. You also may take up to six hours of internship credit instead of the current three hours.

Learn More About the 72-Credit-Hour-Rule



In the spirit of accountability and disclosure, Central Michigan University’s Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication-accredited Department of Journalism annually publishes assessment findings related to student learning outcomes. 

You can find the full assessment report for journalism, advertising, public relations, and photojournalism majors/concentrations​.

2019-2020 Journalism Department Assessment