The College of Arts and Sciences offers an interdisciplinary minor in journalism to provide students with a variety of courses that prepare them for careers in print and broadcast journalism. Students acquire a basic knowledge of the journalism industry in courses offered by the Department of Communication Studies and develop writing and editing skills through courses offered by the Department of English.
Requirements for a Minor in Journalism:
To earn a minor in journalism requires completion of 21 hours, including 9 hours of core courses, 6 hours of communication studies electives and 6 hours of English electives.
Students may also take COM 365 or COM 375 as an elective if not taken as part of the core requirements.
Other courses may be counted toward the minor if approved by the program coordinator. At least 9 elective hours must be at the 300 or 400 level. Courses taken to fulfill the communication studies major cannot be used to fulfill requirements for the journalism minor requirements.