College of Social and Behavioral Sciences2015-2016


Journalism, Minor

The skills necessary for journalism are naturally applicable to venues in and beyond the Media. Students will gain skills in observation, reporting, organizing information, and increasing a project's impact through photography and/or other electronic media.


What Can I Do with a Minor in Journalism?

When you read or watch the news do you have an eye for accuracy, fairness, good storytelling, and professionalism? If you're the kind of person who believes the world deserves the clearest possible view of important news, you might be cut out for journalism. Careers in this field are fast-paced, diverse, and critical to a healthy democracy.

Adding a Journalism minor to your major will help you develop tangible skills and theoretical knowledge. You will gain competency in written, oral, and visual communication and add specialized professional skills in ethics, environmental issues, reporting and editing, and communication and publication law.

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 24


Minor Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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