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College of Human Development, Culture, and Media


A minor in Journalism consists of 18 credits of courses fundamental to the discipline. Students will learn, understand and apply different styles of writing and research methods.


Students wishing to minor in Journalism must take a total of 18 credits, including 9 credits of required courses plus as additional 9 credits in Journalism electives.

Required Courses: 

  • COJR 2421 New Reporting (3 credits)
  • COJR 2136 Media Law (3 credits) OR
  • COJR 2423 American Journalism (3 credits)
  • COMM 1421 Writing for the Media (3 credits)

The remaining 9 credits of Journalism electives should be chosen under the guidance of an academic adviser.


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Amy Nyberg
Associate Professor of Journalism
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Matthew Pressman
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