Journalism Minor

The Department of Communication offers a minor in Journalism. It is open to department majors. It requires 18 hours to complete. The Journalism minor introduces students interested in print or broadcast journalism to options available in this rapidly changing field. Students will take a variety of courses including basic reporting, computer-assisted reporting or broadcast news reporting, newspaper editing and design or field production, communication law and ethics, and photojournalism or public affairs reporting.

Minor Requirements

  • Required Courses (12 hours)
    • COM 201 Journalistic Writing – 3 hrs.
    • COM 215 Basic Reporting – 3 hrs.
    • COM 225 Visual Storytelling – 3 hrs.
    • COM 425 Advanced Reporting – 3 hrs.
  • Electives (choose 6 hours)
    • COM 204 Audio Production – 3 hrs.
    • COM 307 Feature Writing – 3 hrs.
    • COM 310 Broadcast News Reporting and Writing – 3 hrs.
    • COM 314 Intro to Video – Studio Production – 3 hrs.
    • COM 323 Newspaper Editing & Design – 3 hrs.
    • COM 330 Comm Law and Ethics – 3 hrs.
    • COM 335 Intro to Video – Field Production – 3 hrs.
    • COM 340 Magazine Production – 3 hrs.
    • COM 345 Photojournalism & Documentary Photography – 3 hrs.
    • COM 360 Digital Journalism – 3 hrs.
  • Total hours: 18

Course Sequence

Journalism Minor (21 hours)

  • COM 103 Oral Communication — 3
  • COM 201 Journalistic Writing — 3
  • COM 215 Basic Reporting — 3
  • COM 225 Visual Storytelling — 3
  • COM 307 Feature Writing — 3
  • COM 330 Communication Law and Ethics — 3
  • COM 425 Advanced Reporting — 3

Course sequence information is provided for sample purposes only. Students should consult with their academic advisor about their individual plan for course registration and completion of program requirements.