Online Minor in Journalism

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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 consult their advisors for their academic majors.

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Journalism Courses


Department of Journalism

Understanding How Mass Media Can Be Used in Your Career

Journalism skills can complement almost any career, increasing your value in the workplace. The journalism minor can provide you with essential skills to help you express yourself logically and clearly and communicate effectively with internal and external audiences.

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Explore the history, practice, theory and ethics of the journalism field. Secure specialized knowledge regarding media and society, the fundamentals of journalism, news reporting, journalistic ethics, media technology and media law.

Gaining media literacy can give you an advantage in the commercial or nonprofit workplace because courses provide knowledge about the processes that bring news and persuasive messages to print, broadcast and digital outlets. Students also develop skills that produce effective communication systems necessary for customer service and support.


By combining journalism with business and communications coursework, students can prepare themselves for related careers, including:

  • Marketing and media relations
  • Event promotion
  • Civil service and diversity

Most courses in the journalism minor can be applied toward the on-campus bachelor’s degree program in journalism, which was established in 1931 and is offered by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences offers. The bachelor’s degree is recommended for those who want to become working journalists. The bachelor’s program is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.