Offered through the Department of Communication, the journalism minor is designed for students who have a desire to hone writing, research, and production skills in order to better serve the needs of an employer in any field. In this media-savvy culture, almost all organizations and businesses seek future employees who can produce both internal and external media messages. Those students who understand how to analyze audiences, deliver information across multiple media platforms, and demonstrate both leadership and curiosity about the world around them are far more likely to meet with success in the workplace. The journalism minor cultivates these skills and offers students the chance to publish, produce, and build the professional portfolio in preparation for a job in their area of expertise.
Students who enroll in the journalism minor are required to take the foundation course, JRNL3020: Journalism Production and then 12 credit hours of their choice of any JRNL course in the curriculum. Electives in the journalism curriculum include writing for magazines, sports reporting, journalism law & ethics, investigative reporting and a host of other options.