Online Minor in Journalism

Minor in Journalism

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Offered by:
J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

Program at a Glance

  • 100 Percent Online
  • 18 Credit Hours
  • For students in the online BA in Interdisciplinary Studies degree program or U of A degree-seeking students

In order to add this minor, students must contact the Fulbright Advising Center.

Walter J. Lemke
Department of Journalism

Understanding How Mass Media Can Be Used in Your Career

Journalism skills can complement almost any major, increasing the value of students as potential employees. The journalism minor can provide you with journalistic skills that will help you express yourself logically and clearly, and it provides the knowledge needed to be “in the know” about the processes that bring news and persuasive messages to print, broadcast, online or digital outlets.

The journalism minor acquaints students with the history, practice, theory and ethics of the journalism field. It will help you secure specialized knowledge regarding media and society, the fundamentals of journalism, news reporting, journalistic ethics, media technology and media law.

For those entering fields where people rely on getting their word out, the media literacy learned through this minor offers an advantage in the commercial workplace or nonprofit organization. In these days of “citizen journalism,” some bloggers and website administrators want help to make their writing better and to stay out of potential legal trouble.

For those who are planning to teach in high school and hope to teach journalism, the minor gives a broad base of understanding to prepare you. Although the minor does not prepare you to be a working journalist, the journalism minor offers a way to improve online communication.

The Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences offers this program. The bachelor’s in journalism program was established in 1931 and is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.