The minor in journalism prepares you to tell stories that change the world! You’ll learn to write and structure news stories for print, broadcast and multimedia platforms. You’ll gain experience seeking facts, finding sources and interviewing. You’ll develop techniques for sharing well-told narratives. You’ll dive into current events, and you’ll examine the legal and ethical considerations journalists weigh when reporting the news.
The journalism minor provides a pathway into the field of journalism, but this minor is not only for students who want to report the news! Minors pursue a variety of fields – conservation, education, technology, filmmaking, medicine, marketing, public safety, publishing, public affairs, national and international politics, law and more.
No matter your interests or desired career path, the journalism minor offers you salable communication skills. Graduating with a journalism minor says to future employers, “I know how to analyze and explain complex events to broad audiences, I know how to investigate and ask questions, and I know how to craft nonfiction stories that will capture public attention.”
All students have opportunities for research, global-engagement, public service, and career preparation. As a communication major you can: