University Catalog 2023-2024

Journalism (Minor)

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

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 his or her 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, below.

Contact Person

Paul Isom

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 be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.
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 Practice
ENG 317Designing Networked Communications3
Elective Group II (3 credit Hours)3
Select one of the following:
COM 421Communication Law
COM 431Communication in Political Campaigns
COM 441Ethical Issues in Communication
ENG 281Introduction to Creative Nonfiction3
ENG 350Professional Internships3
ENG 381Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
ENG 417Editorial and Opinion Writing
ENG 425Analysis of Scientific and Technical Writing
COM 417Communication & Race 13
COM 447Communication and Globalization 13
COM 457Media and the Family 13
COM 487Internet and Society 13
Total Hours36