Minor in Journalism


A Minor in Journalism is an excellent complement to a Major in many fields. Employers in a wide range of professions value the highly transferable skills the Journalism Minor offers: communicating clearly in a wide range of formats, working in a multimedia environment, and conducting relevant research. Students with a Major in a different field and a Minor in Journalism are well positioned to communicate about that field in a variety of ways and a variety of venues, including within their chosen profession, with the public, or as a specialist journalist. Students have lots of flexibility in choosing among courses focusing on writing, photography, video, audio and data visualization. This minor may be applied towards any KPU bachelor's degree.

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Department's website: kpu.ca/arts/journalism

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a minor in Journalism must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.

Declaration Requirements

Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.

Curricular Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses.

The Minor in Journalism requires completion of a minimum of 27 credits as follows:

JRNL 1160Introduction to Journalism3
JRNL 1220Citizen Journalism3
JRNL 2120Storytelling: Writing for Journalism3
Select 6 credits from courses in Journalism (JRNL) numbered 2000 through 29996
Select 12 credits from courses in Journalism (JRNL) numbered 3000 through 499912
Total Credits27

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor’s degree program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Journalism.

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