Minor in Journalism

Students may seek an academic minor in journalism.

The journalism minor complements the skills the student gains in his or her major discipline by introducing the fundamental concepts and techniques in public relations and mass media writing. Students learn how to create highly effective messages in both traditional and new media for different audiences and contexts. They also develop an understanding of the legal and ethical implications of communication.

Requirements for the Minor

A minor in journalism requires the completion of 15 credits of coursework in journalism and communication studies. All JOUR and COMM courses apply. At least 9 credits must be earned in JOUR courses. It is recommended that students take JOUR 201 and 202 first, followed by COMM 300 and 400 (if they have not already applied the courses toward other degree requirements).

Courses already applied toward other degree requirements (e.g., major or general education) may not be applied toward the minor. At least 9 credits must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). Prerequisites apply for all courses.

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