Journalism Minor

The journalism minor (for non-English majors) provides students with a wide array of newswriting, reporting, editing and multimedia skills, and an understanding of journalism history, ethics, diversity issues and legal principles.

Along with training in newsgathering techniques and digital journalism practices, special topics courses are regularly offered in areas such as mobile journalism, global journalism, photojournalism, journalism ethics, sports reporting, food writing and college media.

The program also prepares students for a journalism profession in transition, in part through internships, an optional affiliated semester in Washington D.C., summer research fellowships, study abroad opportunities, and work experience with the University's student newspaper, “The Hawk.”

Along with laying the foundation for a career in news media, these experiences and courses offer students a skill-set and knowledge base that enable them to enter and succeed in graduate school, law school, the education sector, politics, publishing, public relations, advertising and many other areas.