Minor in journalism

A journalism minor will prepare you to produce compelling, ethical media for whatever career you choose. Whether you become a lawyer, teacher, business owner, scientist or journalist, knowing how to write, produce audio and video and use social media professionally will help you communicate effectively and accurately to your audience. To be accepted as a minor in journalism, file a Declaration of Minor form. Bring the form to RSJ 303 to be signed by Jean Dixon or Sally Echeto.

Minor requirements

View the requirements for our minor in journalism from 2015 to present. Select the year based on when you declared your journalism minor.

  • 2019-2020 minor requirements

    The minor requires completing 21 credits in Journalism – five required courses and six credits of upper-division journalism electives:

    • JOUR 103 - Introduction to Media and Society (3 units)
    • JOUR 107 - Media Writing (3 units)
    • JOUR 108 - Media Design (3 units)
    • JOUR 208 - Media Production (3 units)
    • JOUR 305 - Media Ethics (3 units) also satisfies CO12
    • Two upper-division (300 or 400-level) journalism electives (6 units)

    You’ll need to complete JOUR 107, JOUR 108 and JOUR 208 with a C or better and a combined GPA of 2.5 or higher. Once you have completed those classes, you’ll need to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in journalism to earn the minor.

    2019-2020 journalism minor catalog requirements

  • 2018-2019 minor requirements

    The minor requires completing 21 credits in Journalism – five required courses and six credits of upper-division journalism electives:

    • JOUR 107 - All Things Media: Foundations (3 units)
    • JOUR 108 - All Things Media: Design (3 units)
    • JOUR 207 - All Things Media: Words and Numbers (3 units)
    • JOUR 208 - All Things Media: Images and Sounds (3 units)
    • JOUR 305 - Media Ethics (3 units) also satisfies CO12
    • Two upper-division (300 or 400-level) journalism electives (6 units)

    You’ll need to complete JOUR 107, JOUR 108, JOUR 207 and JOUR 208 with a C or better and a combined GPA of 2.5 or higher. Once you have completed those classes you’ll need to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in journalism to earn the minor.

    2018-2019 journalism minor catalog requirements

  • 2015-2018 minor requirements

    Visit the University Course Catalog for minor requirements from 2015-2018. 

    University Course Catalog

Book advising

If you have questions about our minor in journalism, make an advising appointment with Reynold School's academic advisor, Jean Dixon.