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Journalism Studies, Minor

Do you enjoy consuming the news and find yourself wondering just how it’s put together? The Journalism Studies Minor provides you with a background in journalism’s history, and the skills and tools reporters and editors use to assemble— and ultimately tell—stories.

  • Academics
  • Experiences
  • Interests

With an ever-growing array of information options available, and with the news media making news in the early days of the new administration in Washington, interest in the workings of journalism has never been higher. This minor is intended for those students who wish for a sophisticated media literacy, an understanding of the field that goes deeper than what can be gained in our popular Interpreting the Day’s News course.

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Interests of Journalism Studies, Minor Students

  • digital media
  • history
  • journalism
  • storytelling

Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • critical thinking
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • lawyer

Journalism Studies, Minor Requirements


Take one JRNL course.

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor

*For complete program course listing, visit the University course catalog.

Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

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Department Chair:

Jonathan Kaufman

Professor, School Director


Susan Conover

Administrative Coordinator

Aleszu Bajak

Academic Advisors:

Maegan Bishoff

Academic Advisor

Valerie Falasca, M.Ed

Academic Advisor

Co-op Advisors:

Michelle Hagopian

Associate Co-op Coordinator

Kellianne Murphy

Senior Faculty Member

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