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Information For New CJ Majors and Minors

Greetings and welcome to the Department of Communication & Journalism


Whether you are new to UW-Eau Claire, or just new to your major in communication, journalism, mass communication or integrated strategic communication, this page is intended to provide you with key information to help you get the most out of your first year in CJ.  Below you will find information about advising and about student organizations.

Advising is a key priority of the faculty and staff in CJ. We want to help you get the most out of your major, minor and liberal education coursework, and whenever appropriate, help you to do that in four total years.

It is also important for any future professional in communication, journalism, or mass communication to become involved in organizations that build networks and provide professional practice. The CJ department has a wide variety of student organizations to choose from. Many students belong to more than one.

Welcome, and best of luck in your time at UW-Eau Claire. The faculty and staff are excited to work with you.

Advising Information

Getting Involved

Students at UW-Eau Claire can get involved in a number of organizations related to communication and journalism.

Find information about these CJ organizations on BluSync.

  • AdFed
    AdFed, the American Advertising Federation, is for students interested in advertising and marketing.

  • Communication & Journalism Organization
    CJO represents all interests within the Department of Communication and Journalism.

  • Forensics
    The UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team is a consistent winner at state, regional and national competitive speech meets.

  • International Association of Business Communicators
    IABC, the International Association of Business Communicators, describes itself as "the premier international knowledge network for professionals engaged in strategic business communication management."

  • Kappa Tau Alpha
    Kappa Tau Alpha is a national journalism scholastic honor society.

  • Pi Kappa Delta
    Pi Kappa Delta is a national scholastic honor society for forensics.

  • Public Relations Student Society of America
    PRSSA is affiliated with the professional Public Relations Society of America. UW-Eau Claire's chapter was established in 2004.

  • Society of Professional Journalists
    The Society of Professional Journalists is a national organization "dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty." For information on the campus chapter, e-mail Assistant Professor Jack Kapfer.

  • The Spectator
    The award-winning newspaper of UW-Eau Claire, The Spectator is a student-run publication published during the school year on Thursdays in print and daily on the web at

  • TV10
    TV10 is a student-run television station for the campus cable system.

  • WUEC-FM 89.7 Radio
    Ever mindful of our university's regional responsibilities in education, public service, and cultural enrichment, WUEC-FM provides our campus and community listeners with programming devoted to news and current events, information and education, and classical/jazz music. In keeping with its mission, WUEC-FM presents excellent programming produced by faculty and students as well as programming from Wisconsin Public Radio. On June 19, 1989, WUEC became associated with Wisconsin Public Radio, a move designed to restore daytime classical music programming to listeners in West Central Wisconsin.