Skip to main content
Journalism degree students reviewing pictures for a University of the Cumberlands news article.


A minor in journalism provides you with an introduction to the field of public relations, giving you the opportunity to improve your verbal and writing skills while creating the foundation for a rewarding career. You will learn skills vital to the field of journalism and public relations as you study a wide variety of media-related subjects, including print and online media, media law, design, and advertising.

Students in our journalism or public relations degree programs learn about all aspects of human communication through a diverse series of classes, including Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Mass Media, Introduction to Public Speaking, Interviewing, Small Group Communication, Communication Criticism, and Communication Theory.

Students can also sharpen their journalistic skills through participation with our campus newspaper, The Patriot. If you prefer to debate, we also have a very active program in intercollegiate Debate and Individual Events, with students competing at the state, regional and national levels. Did we mention our program is currently the top-ranked program in the state of Kentucky?


As a graduate of UC’s communications major, you’ll become effective and ethically responsible communicators, who can design, express, interpret and evaluate messages in a variety of contexts, including social, political, and career settings. Many of our Kentucky communications degree recipients pursue careers in the fields of:

  • Mass Communications
  • Broadcasting
  • Journalism
  • Education
  • Business


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


Click here to view University of the Cumberlands' accreditation information. 

Do you thrive best when you are in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment?  If so, fill out the form on this page and find out how UC can help you achieve your dream! Let’s talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities, and more!

Admissions Office

Contact Us

Phone:  606.539.4240
Toll-Free:  877.713.8767
Fax:  606.539.4303

Visit Us In Person

6178 College Station Drive
Williamsburg, KY 40769

Career Path

A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.