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If you are interested in developing your skill at nonfiction writing, then you should consider minoring in journalism at Fisher.

Administered through the College's Media and Communication Department, the journalism program focuses on writing for:

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Other print and online publications
  • Broadcast television
  • Online web-based news organizations

The minor also would be helpful if you wanted to develop skills as a science or travel writer.

Journalism minors often pursue majors in political science, history, sociology, American studies, English, and the natural sciences.

Program Overview

You are required to complete 18 credit hours of classroom work for the journalism minor. Half of those credits are earned through a required introductory journalism class and courses in mass communication and multimedia writing.

The other half of necessary credits for completion of the minor are covered by program electives, which are centered on writing, reporting, and editing. In addition to print and online media, electives also allow you to explore broadcast journalism and photography.

You also have the option of completing a senior project, which involves a series of prerequisite courses specific to journalism. The project culminates in a public presentation of the student's work, and results in a portfolio piece suitable for employment searches or graduate school application.


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