Academic Catalog

Journalism Minor

Tim Mirabito, Assistant Professor and Minor Coordinator

The minor in journalism offers students the opportunity to expand and enhance their college experience. It is designed to give students from a variety of disciplines a broad-based yet rigorous knowledge of journalistic theory and practice. Students work on news and public affairs coverage of issues relevant to their own major areas through a variety of lecture, seminar, and laboratory courses. The concept of media convergence is a key component of the minor curriculum. Students in the journalism minor are taught print, broadcast, and digital journalism in many of their classes so that they develop expertise that can be applied to the rapidly changing world of journalism.

The minor is not open to journalism majors. Information concerning application deadlines, admission criteria, and program requirements is available in the journalism department office. Enrollment in the minor is limited. Students must have a cumulative GPA above 3.25 in order to apply to the journalism minor, but this minimum does not guarantee acceptance.


Required Courses
JOUR 11100Introduction to Journalism4
JOUR 11200Investigative Journalism4
JOUR 21100Visual Journalism4
JOUR 48800Issues and the News3
Select one of the following:3
Journalism Ethics
Journalism History
Total Credits18

Additional Requirements

Minors are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 in all required courses, as well as an overall cumulative GPA of 2.50.