Resources for Undergraduate Students

Journalism Handbook

Whether you are planning to major in journalism or are already pursuing a journalism degree, the Institute’s Journalism Handbook for Students provides a comprehensive overview of journalistic ethics, law, and best practices.

The Journalism Faculty created this handbook to address issues that might arise during the course of a semester. Whenever an ethical or legal issue arises, students should review this handbook, consult with a professor or both. The best defense against crossing ethical or legal lines is openness and honesty.

Academic Planning

Degree Progress Report

Once you have declared your journalism major, the Degree Progress Report is a useful Albert tool for determining which graduation requirements you have met and which still need to be fulfilled. It’s also a good idea to check your Degree Progress Report regularly as it’s the university’s official record of where you are in terms of completing your degree requirements.

Journalism Major Worksheets

Use these simple worksheets (available as Google Sheets or Google Docs) to plan out the courses you need for the journalism major:

These sheets are “view only.” To use them, you can either go to “File > Make a copy” and save a copy to your own NYU Google Drive, or you can download them as Microsoft Excel / Word documents.

Academic Support

In addition to the Journalism Institute’s Undergraduate Advisor, there are many resources available across NYU to support you academically:

Academic Resource Center

The university’s Academic Resource Center (ARC) is the central place for you to get more information about the range of academic support services available at NYU.

CAS Writing Center

The College of Arts and Science’s Expository Writing Program has a Writing Center that offers tutoring provided by faculty as well as experienced peer tutors.