Minor Requirements

Minor in Journalism

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications prides itself on providing quality education and job-building skills in a student-focused environment. This 18-credit hour program helps students learn to be effective communicators. Students can choose to focus in News and Information or Strategic Communications through the selection of their elective minor course.

Admission to the Minor

Admission Deadline

Regular admission deadlines are September 1 and February 1.

Download an application from the minor's website.

Admission Requirements

Admission is limited and competitive. Completion of 24 credit hours with a 2.5 cumulative grade-point average is required. Transfer students must earn a minimum KU cumulative GPA of 2.5 during their first semester.

Requirements for the Minor

Curriculum Requirements

A total of 18 hours is required for the minor. Students are allowed a choice of additional elective hours, not to exceed a total of 24 JOUR credit hours. The journalism minor requires a 2.5 GPA in journalism and a 2.5 cumulative GPA at KU.

JOUR 101 Media and Society 3
JOUR 300 Visual Storytelling
3
JOUR 302 Infomania
3
JOUR 304 Media Writing
3
JOUR 618 First Amendment and Society 3

Students choose one additional course from the following Journalism course offerings for which the prerequisites have been met:

News & Information Focus  
JOUR 410 Photojournalism 3
JOUR 415 Multimedia Reporting
3
JOUR 419 Multimedia Editing
3
JOUR 503 History of Journalism and Mass Communication
3
JOUR 534 Diversity in Media
3
JOUR 540 Sports, Media & Society
3
JOUR 608 Ethics and the Media 3

 

Strategic Communication Focus  
JOUR 320 Strategic Communication I
3
JOUR 460 Research Methods in Strategic Communication
3
JOUR 534 Diversity in Media
3
JOUR 608 Ethics and the Media
3
JOUR 611 Sales Strategy
3
JOUR 613 International Strategic Communication
3
JOUR 616 Financial Basics for Communicators
3

 

If you would like to know more about the journalism minor, please contact Scott Reinardy, News and Information track head, 785-864-7638 or reinardy@ku.edu.

 

Contact Info

William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Stauffer-Flint Hall
1435 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 200
Lawrence, KS 66045-7515
785-864-4755
785-864-4396
jschool@ku.edu
http://www.journalism.ku.edu/
Ann M. Brill, Dean
785-864-4755
abrill@ku.edu

William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Stauffer-Flint Hall
1435 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 200
Lawrence, KS 66045-7515
785-864-4755
785-864-4396
jschool@ku.edu
http://www.journalism.ku.edu/
Barbara Barnett, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies
785-864-4755
bbarnett@ku.edu

William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Stauffer-Flint Hall
1435 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 200
Lawrence, KS 66045-7515
785-864-4755
785-864-5318
jschool@ku.edu
http://www.journalism.ku.edu/
Tom Volek, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Faculty Development
785-864-4755
twvolek@ku.edu
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