University Catalog 2024-2025

Journalism (Minor)

The Department of English offers a minor in Journalism to NC State students, except English majors in the Rhetoric and Professional Writing Concentration (16ENGLLWR). The minor will provide coursework in writing and editing news and features for print and non-print media, as well as an introduction to the profession of journalism.

Admissions and Certification of Minor

Students can apply for admission to any university minor program in MyPack Portal. Admission will be based on the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from their degree program. Students can monitor their progress toward completing the minor by viewing their Minor Degree Audit online, anytime, in MyPack Portal. 

Questions regarding unmet course requirements on your Minor Degree Audit (indicated by a red ‘X’) should be directed to the Minor Coordinator.

Contact Person

Jeffrey Reaser
Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies/Programs
Department of English
Tompkins Hall 243

For more information, including program contact information, visit the Department of English website.

SIS Code:  16JOM

Plan Requirements

  • Completion of 15 credit hours of coursework at the 200 level or above as listed below.
  • No more than two (2) courses (six (6) hours) of transfer credit.
  • Must have an overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor and may count no course grade lower than a ‘C-’.
  • Three (3) required courses and two (2) elective courses.
  • A maximum of TWO (2) courses may double-count between major departmental requirements and courses counting toward the minor.
  • A maximum of TWO (2) courses may double-count between courses counting toward this minor and additional minors.
Required Courses
ENG 214Introduction to Editing3
ENG 316Introduction to News and Article Writing3
or ENG 281 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
ENG 416Advanced News and Article Writing3
Elective Courses Group I (3 Credit Hours)3
Select one of the following:
COM 267Electronic Media Writing: Theory and Practice3
ENG 317Designing Networked Communications3
Elective Group II (3 credit Hours)3
Select one of the following:
COM 421Communication Law3
COM 431Communication in Political Campaigns3
COM 441Ethical Issues in Communication3
ENG 281Introduction to Creative Nonfiction3
ENG 350Professional Internships3
ENG 381Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop3
ENG 417Editorial and Opinion Writing3
ENG 425Analysis of Scientific and Technical Writing3
COM 417Communication & Race 13
COM 447Communication and Globalization 13
COM 457Media and the Family 13
COM 487Internet and Society 13
Total Hours57

Only open to Communication Majors