Students may select a minor in news media, unless they are majors in creative media, advertising, or public relations. The minor in news media requires the successful completion of 19 semester hours listed on the following tab.

News Media minors will take 19 hours of credit. This minor is not available to students in the JCM department, advertising or public relations. 

Minor CoursesMore Information

MC 101Intro To Mass Communic3
JCM 103Mechanics of Media Writing1
JCM 180Jou. Principles and Practices3
JCM 303News Writing and Reporting3
JCM 100-499 Elective 6
JCM 300-499 Elective3
Total Hours19

Grade Point Average

A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required. The minor GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the minor that the student has attempted at UA. A C- or better is required in all courses in the minor. Please see the Grades and Grade Point Average (GPA) section of this catalog for an explanation of grade point average calculations.

Upper-level Residency

A minimum of six hours of 300- or 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary Courses

This minor does not require ancillary courses.

Additional Minor Requirements

Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, College, major and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an adviser in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. College advisers are also available for additional assistance with minor, College and University requirements.