Journalism Minor

The Journalism Minor offers a focused 16-credit hour program of study in core areas of journalism including, news editing, news literacy, news reporting, and journalistic writing.

Journalism (B.A.) majors are not eligible for the minor in Journalism.

Admission Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor/student success counselor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credits of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Program Requirements

Required Courses in the Minor

Complete each of the following:
JOU 2100 Journalistic Writing (3)
JOU 3201 News Editing (3)
MMC 2604 News Literacy (3)
MMC 2604L News Literacy Recitation (0)
MMC 3020 Grammar (1)
MMC 3125 News Reporting and Writing (3)
MMC 4211 Media Law and Ethics (3)

Choose one of the following:
MMC 3104 Writing for a Mass Audience (3)
RTV 3301 Audio and Video Journalism (3)

Catalog Year: 2023-2024

Total Semester Hours Required: 19 Hours