A minor in Journalism can help you strengthen your skills to communicate more effectively and become better prepared for various careers.
Learn to demonstrate strong online communication skills while applying journalistic techniques to actively engage and involve others in your community.
- Program type:
- On Campus or Online
- Est. time to complete:
- 1-2 years
- Credit hours:
Why minor in journalism?
Equip yourself with the additional tools you will need to strengthen your communications skills for storytelling and develop techniques for sharing events and news stories for print, broadcast and multimedia platforms. Gain skills in seeking facts, source finding and interviewing while focusing on traditional journlaistic ethics of fairness and accuracy. The Journalism minor is for anyone who aspires to be a well-informed news consumer, writer and analyst.
You will be presented with:
- History of journalism
- Fundamentals of media writing
- Ever-changing mass and social media landscape
- Skills to tell impactful stories
What majors pair well with a journalism minor?
Combining a Journalism minor with certain majors can enhance your skill set and broaden your career options. Or deepen your expertise with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. Here are some bachelor’s degrees that pair well with a Journalism minor:
- Atmospheric Science Degree: Pursue a career in meteorology.
- Business Degree: Prepare for a career in business reporting or financial journalism.
- Communication Degree: Complement your communication and writing skills with a specialization in journalism.
- Computer Science or Data Science Degree: Acquire skills in data journalism or tech reporting by combining a Journalism minor with a technical major.
- English Degree: Enhance your storytelling abilities using various media.
- Environmental Studies Degree: Combine journalism with environmental expertise for roles in environmental reporting or science journalism.
- International Studies Degree: Pairing a Journalism minor with a bachelor’s in International Relations can lead to opportunities in global reporting or foreign correspondence.
- Marketing Degree: Broaden your integrated marketing communication skills by learning more about public relations.
- Political Science Degree: Excel in political reporting or investigative journalism.
- Women and Gender Studies Degree: Advocate for social justice, amplify marginalized voices, and use storytelling to drive positive social change.
Journalism Minor at UND
Intern at a news agency, broadcast company, advertising firm or beyond.
Strengthen your connections by joining the Communication Club – a student organization led by Communication majors and minors.
Earn your Journalism minor online or on-campus