Journalism Minor
Public Relations and Journalism



Develop your understanding of the news media

The news media affects many of today’s careers. The minor in journalism is designed to provide students in other majors with an opportunity to develop their understanding of the news media and to learn specific journalism skills. The minor provides the introductory courses essential for today’s newswriter and editor, as well as a selection of courses that address the changing issues and technologies within the field of journalism.

Total credit hours required for minor: 18
Course Credit Hours
Required Courses
Journalism Studies 181      Introduction to Mass Communication 3
Journalism Studies 261 Newswriting 3
Journalism Studies 262 Reporting 3
One of the Following Courses:
Journalism Studies 364
Editing 3
Journalism Studies 365 Publication Design 3
Journalism Studies 372 News Photography 3
Journalism Studies 461
Web Writing and Design 3
One of the Following Courses:
Journalism Studies 381
Censorship 3
Journalism Studies 401
Media Ethics 3
Journalism Studies 467
Communications Law 3

One additional Journalism studies course at the 300- or 400-level


David M. Chanatry, M.S.
Department Chair
107 DePerno Hall

(315) 792-3812
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1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502