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

Select the year based on when you declared your journalism minor.

  • 2020-2021 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 103, 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.

    2021-2022 journalism minor catalog requirements

  • Previous years' minor requirements

    Minor requirements for previous years are available in the University Course Catalog.

    • Visit the University Course Catalog.
    • Use the dropdown in the top right-hand corner to select a previous year.
    • Click "Journalism" under the list of colleges and schools.
    • Select "Journalism Programs."
    • Select "Journalism, Minor."

Book advising

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