All MCJ students are assigned an adviser when they enter the department. Meeting regularly with faculty to discuss course selection, general education and other academic requirements is crucial to ensure degree progress. It is important to speak with an adviser at least once a semester, and it is a good idea for students to bring a current Degree Progress Report (DPR) with them to their meeting. The DPR can be pulled online from students’ accounts at

Click below for your roadmap:

IMPORTANT NOTE ON THE WRITING REQUIREMENT: If your option requires you to take MCJ 102W, you MUST take this class. If you do not take 102W, you must take the writing exam (Title V of the State Writing Requirements) in order to graduate. If you have questions, please contact MCJ department chair Betsy Hays at: Please note that a Departmental Qualification Exam no longer is required to enroll in MCJ 2. 

Other Courses You Need to Take

Besides the MCJ courses required to complete your option, students must take liberal arts and other classes to earn your degree.

For students who started at Fresno State before Fall 2019, click here to see the list of approved liberal arts courses: Liberal Arts and Science Courses

For Fall 2019 and beyond, please click on your option:

These are important times to meet with your adviser:

  • As soon as you declare MCJ as your major.
  • At least once a semester — well before your registration appointment.
  • Once you have completed 60-75 units.
  • The semester before your planned graduating semester and during the first two weeks of your graduating semester.

MCJ Advisers

Area of Study Name Contact Info
Advertising CAH Advising Center SA 156
Broadcast Journalism (A-M)  Faith Sidlow  SA 140i
Broadcast Journalism (N-Z) Dr. Carey Higgins-Dobney SA 140C
Multimedia/Electronic Media CAH Advising Center  SA 156
Multimedia/Interdisciplinary Minor in Media Arts/Minor in Media, Communications and Journalism   CAH Advising Center  SA 156
Print/Digital Journalism  CAH Advising Center

SA 156

 Public Relations  CAH Advising Center SA 156