Great Storytelling Starts Here

Change the World by Telling Its Stories

Storytelling careers are in high demand. And in today's world, they've never been more important and more complex. In advertising, journalism, media research, and public relations, skilled communicators have the power to inform the public, influence legislation, and inspire change. What stories will you tell?


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Undergraduate Degrees

Today’s booming creative and media economy offers a ton of exciting career paths, from sports communicator and science journalist to advertising strategist, esports producer, and documentary filmmaker. No matter which of our four majors you choose, you’ll get a strong liberal arts foundation, the flexibility to forge your own path, and the professional skills and connections to succeed. Learn more about these programs on our Eugene campus:

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Graduate Degrees

In a competitive and rapidly evolving field, an advanced degree will help you stand out. We offer:

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in faculty research and project grants IN 2019
in student scholarships awarded each year
Pulitzer prizes won by faculty and alumni
job titles held by SOJC graduates
years awarding the ancil payne award for ethics in journalism

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What Our Alumni Say

"Ever since my freshman year of high school I knew I wanted to be a photographer, so the SOJC just made sense. And the professors at the school are incredible."

—Taylor Wilder ’16, Advertising, Digital Content Specialist for the NHL Chicago Blackhawks

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Ellen Peters
Meet Ellen Peters

Ellen Peters is fascinated by the science of how people make decisions. Her new book, Innumeracy in the Wild, examines how people’s mathematical abilities—and their confidence in those skills—affect the financial and health choices they make in their daily lives. Learn about Ellen’s research probing the decisions people make around COVID-19 and how the Center for Science Communication Research (SCR) helps advance science literacy in America.

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Meet Our Faculty

Hands-On Learning,
Real-World Experience

The hallmark of the SOJC experience is the professional practice students get in the field. We get out of the classroom to let students roll up their sleeves and learn by doing. From reporting trips around the globe to navigating the complexities of client work in student-run agencies, these real-life experiences will tip the scales in your favor when it's time to find a job. Learn more about our:

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Study in the Beautiful Pacific Northwest

Named for renowned journalist Eric W. Allen, who founded the SOJC over 100 years ago, Allen Hall sits at the heart of the UO campus in Eugene. In our state-of-the-art classrooms, studios, and collaboration spaces, you'll get expert guidance and hands-on practice using the latest media technology to collaborate on compelling stories.

Located at the historic White Stag Building—a landmark in the middle of the biggest media market in Oregon—SOJC Portland is home to the Agora Journalism Center, professional master’s programs in multimedia journalism and strategic communication, and our new Oregon Reality immersive experience lab.

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The Experience Hub

Put your hands on the hottest tech, and see what you can create. Allen Hall's new experience hub is where SOJC students experiment with emerging technologies while building invaluable multimedia skills with the tools professionals are using in the industry now—and in the future. The hub has everything you need to become a powerful content creator, including:

  • Immersive media lab
  • Podcast studio
  • Social media analytics lab
  • Broadcast/photography studio and editing bays
  • Flexible spaces for collaboration

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Immerse Yourself at the Oregon Reality (OR) Lab

The next media frontier is immersive, from 360 video to virtual reality (VR), augmented reality, and mixed reality (increasingly known as extended reality). We’re pioneering media-making and research with these emerging technologies at our brand-new, state-of-the-art immersive experience lab at SOJC Portland. Visit us to demo our VR platforms and tools, attend an immersive event, see student-produced 360 videos and virtual worlds, and learn about faculty research exploring such topics as the ethics of VR and how virtual worlds help people with disabilities.

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We Love Our Alumni

Our alumni mean the world to us—and to each other. Over our century-long history, we've built a tight-knit community of accomplished SOJC Ducks who support student scholarships and faculty research, share their wisdom in class visits, and help new graduates launch their careers. In the process they've formed a strong network of personal and professional connections that will last a lifetime.

Mitchell Block
Learn from an Oscar-Winning Filmmaker

Mitchell Block filmed No Lies in 1973, a story about sexual assault, when he was a student at New York University. Today it is considered one of the best short films ever made and is on the Library of Congress’s National Register of Films. The executive producer of HBO's Oscar-winning Big Mama, Emmy-winning PBS documentary Carrier, and Oscar-nominated Poster Girl, Mitchell joined the SOJC faculty this year as Jon Anderson Chair and Professor of Documentary and Film Studies.

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2022 SCR Winter Research Forum - Center for Science Communication Research
2022 SCR Winter Research Forum - Center for...Feb 4
1:00 p.m.
Storytelling and Culturally Relevant Science Communication
Storytelling and Culturally Relevant Science...Feb 23
5:00 p.m.


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