The Journalism minor is designed for students interested in exploring the field of journalism and related careers in the media. The courses in the minor are cross-listed as both Communication and English courses as they have a strong emphasis on writing. Courses with either prefix will qualify for completion of the minor, although students intending to transfer to a four-year journalism program should take the course as a Communication course, with the COM prefix. This may make transferring into a four-year communication or journalism program easier.
In addition, journalism students are strongly encouraged to become involved with the student-run publications. Students can earn academic credit and get hands-on experience both reporting and editing by attending staff meetings and enrolling in the associated courses: