College of Communication and Information

Journalism Studies - Minor

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Student/Teacher Ratio

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Total Undergraduate Students

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Schyler Simpson, Ph.D

Director of Recruitment and Retention

(859) 257-7800

College of Communication and Information

College of Communication and Information

Student Services Office

9 Blazer Dining

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(859) 257-4839

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The Journalism minor helps students develop analytical and critical thinking skills to communicate with audiences across all media platforms.

Minor in Journalism Studies—18 Credit Hours

Minor Pre-requisites 
JOU 101—Introduction to Journalism
JOU 204—Writing for the Mass Media

Minor Requirements 
JOU 455—Mass Media and Diversity (Subtitle required)
JOU 531—Media Law

Minor Electives 
Select from the following for a total of 6 credits
JOU 415*—Design and Layout (Subtitle required)
JOU 497—Special Topics in Journalism (Subtitle required)
JOU 532—Ethics of Journalism and Mass Communication
JOU 535—History of Journalism
JOU 541—The First Amendment, Internet and Society

*May be repeated to a maximum of 3 credits under different subtitles

 
2018-2019 Minor Sheet

Imagine Your Future

Writers and Authors

Writers and authors develop written content for advertisements, books, magazines, movie and television scripts, songs, blogs, and other online publications.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$58,850

per year in 2017

Number of Jobs

136,500

in 2017

10 Year Job Outlook

3,100

new jobs (average)

Work Environment

Writers and authors work in an office, at home, or anywhere else they have access to a computer. Most work full time. However, self-employed and freelance writers usually work part time or have variable schedules. About 2 in 3 were self-employed in 2014.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Similar Occupations

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Announcers
  • Editors
  • Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts
  • Technical Writers

Contact

Schyler Simpson, Ph.D

Director of Recruitment and Retention

(859) 257-7800

College of Communication and Information

College of Communication and Information

Student Services Office

9 Blazer Dining

(859) 257-4839

Other programs from the College of Communication and Information: