Environmental Science and Communication

Consider this opportunity if:

You love science and writing – and you’re passionate about the environment.

Available to:

First-year students, applying Early Action

This joint program offered by the Curriculum in Environment and Ecology and the Hussman School of Journalism and Media gives students a broad understanding of the most critical environmental issues of our day, as well as the skills in public relations, photography, broadcast journalism, writing, or graphic design to bring these issues to light.

Program includes:

Students typically apply for enrollment in the master’s program during their third year at UNC. As an assured enrollment student, you will gain early exposure to this competitive program as a first-year student and be provided with the following:

  • An opportunity to take two special courses in your first year – MEJO 153: News Writing, and an honors section of ENEC 201: Introduction to Environment and Society. These courses are not normally open to first-year students.
  • Enrollment assistance for other MEJO courses ahead of other non-MEJO majors.
  • More flexibility to study abroad, conduct original research, and engage in experiential learning because of your early start in the program.
  • Program-specific faculty advising.
  • Access to career information and events.