The UO School of Journalism and Communication is a community of media scholars and professionals dedicated to teaching, research, and creative projects that champion freedom of expression, dialogue, and democracy in service to future generations.
Through our undergraduate and graduate programs in advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations, we conduct research and craft nonfiction stories across multiple platforms on such critical and global subjects as the environment, diverse cultures, and international issues. We facilitate relationship building that entails respect for consumer advocacy, transparency, and civic engagement.
By integrating theory and practice, we advance media scholarship and prepare students to become professional communicators, critical thinkers, and responsible citizens in a global society.
Accreditation and Public Accountability
In 1948, the SOJC became one of the first schools of journalism and communication accredited by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC, formerly the American Association for Schools and Departments of Journalism). Every six years, the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Communications (ACEJMC) visits the SOJC and measures its performance against national standards. The ACEJMC most recently renewed the school’s accreditation in 2018.
In accordance with the ACEJMC’s public accountability guidelines, the SOJC publishes its undergraduate retention and graduation rates.
Two Pacific Northwest University Locations
Founded in 1916 by renowned newspaper journalist Eric W. Allen, the SOJC is built on a legacy of ethics, innovation, action, and excellence that’s over a century in the making. Browse the interactive timeline below commemorating our 100th anniversary to see the milestones that have shaped the school’s development and its contributions to students and the field.