Minor in Journalism

Minor in Journalism

The minor in Journalism will afford undergraduate students across the University the opportunity to study a range of courses that will help prepare them for the digital communication economy. These include writing clearly and succinctly; telling stories in multiple formats, including audio, video and data visualizations; thinking critically about issues that affect both media and society; communicating through social media platforms; and understanding how journalism influences the way individuals and groups are perceived.

In order to apply for a minor in Journalism, a student must:

  • have at least 2.75 GPA
  • have completed J 301F and earned at least a B-
  • be under the 2016-2018 catalog
  • meet any requirements for the minor that the student’s major college might impose

The course requirements are as follows:

1.    J 301F and J 302F are required.

a.     students must receive at least a B- in J 301F in order to be considered for acceptance into the minor

2.    9 additional hours from the following list (at lease two courses must be upper-division):

J 310F, J 311F, J 331F, J 331G*, J 332D*, J 332G*, J 334F, J 336F, J 336J*, J 337F*, J 337J*, J 339T (Topic 2)*, J 339T (Topic 4), J 341F, J 341J, J 342G, J 342J, J 346G, J 348D, J 348F, J 349T, J 350F, J 351F, J 352F, J 353F, J 354F, J 355F, J 358C, J 358N, J 358P

* Successful completion of J 310F Reporting: Words with a B- or better is required before taking these courses.

The School reserves the right to limit the number of students accepted as Journalism Minors. If demand exceeds space available, students will be selected based on a review of academic record, particularly performance in J 301F.

Additional criteria for a minor in Journalism:

  • all courses must be taken in residence
  • all courses must be taken for a letter grade (not pass/fail)
  • participating students must have a 2.5 GPA overall at the end of each academic year in order to continue in the minor
  • the minor is not available to students with a major in the Moody College

Minor in Visual Media

The minor in Visual Media will afford undergraduate students across the University the opportunity to increase their visual literacy and skills, particularly in the areas of photography, photojournalism, video storytelling and graphic design. In addition, students will study the foundations of journalism ethics and learn techniques to approach ethical decisions within the field of visual media

In order to apply for a minor in Visual Media, a student must:

  • have at least 2.5 GPA
  • have completed COM 316
  • be under the 2016-2018 catalog
  • meet any requirements for the minor that the student’s major college might impose

The course requirements are as follows:

  1. COM 316 and J 352F are required.
  2. 9 additional hours from the following list (at least one course must be upper-division):

J 311F, J 330J, J 331D, J 333G, J 333J, J 334G*, J 336D, J 340J, J 347G

* Successful completion of J 311F Reporting Images with a B- or better is required before taking this course.

The School of Journalism reserves the right to limit the number of students accepted as Visual Media Minors. If demand exceeds space available, students will be selected based on a review of academic record, particularly performance in COM 316, as well as a review of their visual portfolio. 

Additional criteria for a minor in visual media:

  • all courses must be taken in residence
  • all courses must be taken for a letter grade (not pass/fail)
  • participating students must have a 2.5 GPA overall at the end of each academic year in order to continue in the minor
  • This minor is not available to students with a major in the Moody College.

If you have questions about these minors, contact Alexia Apollo, an academic advisor in the School of Journalism.