Journalism Program Requirements

The journalism minor consists of 18 credit hours: 9 credits of writing intensive instruction, and 9 elective credits chosen from a selection of communications courses.

Journalism Minor

Only one course applied to a student’s major may also be used to satisfy a requirement in the journalism minor. A grade point average of 2.00 is required of courses taken in residence in the minor.

Requirements

Required Journalism Courses - 9 credits

  • COMM 295 - Multimedia Writing
  • COMM 301 - Journalism I: Newswriting & Reporting
  • COMM 302 - Journalism II: Advanced Newswriting & Reporting

Electives - 9 credits

Choose THREE courses from the following group.

  • COMM 304 - Magazine Writing
  • COMM 305 - News Editing
  • COMM 308 - Feature Writing
  • COMM 310 - Sports Reporting
  • COMM 314 - News Practicum
  • COMM 325 - Sports Production*
  • COMM 336 - Photo II: Media & Documentary*
  • COMM 361 - Documentary Production*
  • COMM 362 - Interactive Media Design*
  • COMM 365 - Broadcast Journalism*
  • COMM 487 - Senior Project (with journalism focus)

Total: 18 credits

*Students may petition the chair of the department to count as an elective at most one of the prerequisites for these four courses, which include COMM 231 - Video Storytelling, COMM 236 - Photo I, and COMM 269 - Web Design.


Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.