Academic Minor in Journalism

"Journalism is literature in a hurry."
- Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)

Students with a journalism background often become reporters, editors, public relations practitioners, food writers, sports information directors, researchers or teachers. The skills gained in journalism classes, such as writing, editing, information gathering and critical thinking apply to many career fields. Writers must possess an inexhaustible fountain of curiosity and an ability to express ideas. Studying journalism will help you communicate your discoveries. It can also enhance fields involving public communication.

A recent national survey showed that there were at least two job offers for each journalism graduate. The study also found that graduates who chose journalism jobs in 2000 had a high level of job satisfaction.

  • Minor Requirements [PDF]
    from the Undergraduate Bulletin. Additions to or deviations from these categories may be made in consultation with the Minors Adviser.
  • Minor Approval Form [PDF]
    Type in your information and print needed copies before closing document.

For more information, contact:

Joan Menefee, Minor Adviser
145 Harvey Hall
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751-0790

Phone: 715-232-2402
Email: menefeej@uwstout.edu

Declaring a Minor

To declare a minor, complete the "Applying for a Minor" survey online, and you will be given further instructions. Once this has been processed you will receive an e-mail confirmation from the Advisement Center.