Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
School of Business, Economics and Communication
Distinguished Lecturer: S. A. Schleifer
Senior Lecturer: S. Friedlander
Associate Professors: H. Amin
Assistant Professors: M. Fowler, K. Keenan, P. Bieber-Roberts (Chair)
Lecturers: H. Fikry, N. Hamdy, M. Zanger
Cairo today is not only capital of the land that gave writing to civilization, but also is at the hub of mass communication for the entire Middle East. This program is designed to prepare students from Egypt, the Middle East, Africa, the United States, and other countries for careers in news, public relations and advertising, and related fields.
Bachelor of Arts
Coursework is professionally oriented to train students to international standards in the skills of writing, reporting, editing, and production, as well as in media history, ethics, and responsibility.
A high level of English-language proficiency is required. Prospective majors must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average, and take a departmental English usage test to be considered for admission. They must also demonstrate a typing speed of at least 25 words per minute.
Students from Arab countries must complete the university's general requirements in Arabic language before taking 300- and 400-level courses in journalism and mass communication.
A student must earn a grade of C or better in JRMC 200 and JRMC 201 in order to continue in the major.
Television courses are supported by the department's professionally equipped Kamal Adham Center for Television Journalism.
A total of 120 credits is required for the bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication, with professional sequences in broadcast journalism, integrated marketing communication, journalism, and photographic journalism: