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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.

Minor in Journalism

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 Journalism (3)
  • Choose TWO courses from the following group:
    • COMM 301 - Emergent Journalism (3)
    • COMM 302 - Community Journalism (3)
    • COMM 308 - Enterprise Journalism (3)

Electives - 9 credits

Choose THREE courses from the following group:
(If all three COMM courses are taken from the listing above, the student will only need to take two elective courses.)

  • COMM 304 - Magazine Writing (3)
  • COMM 305 - News Editing (3)
  • COMM 308 - Feature Writing (3)
  • COMM 310 - Sports Journalism (3)
  • COMM 325 - Sports Production (3)*
  • COMM 336 - Photo II: Media & Documentary (3)*
  • COMM 346 - Media Law and Ethics (3)
  • COMM 354 - Interviewing (3)
  • COMM 361 - Documentary Production (3)*
  • COMM 362 - Interactive Media Design (3)*
  • COMM 365 - Broadcast Journalism (3)*
  • COMM 487 - Senior Project (with journalism focus) (3)

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: Only one course applied to a student’s major may also be used to satisfy a requirement in the journalism minor.


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