The Department of Journalism welcomes minors in journalism who are committed to significant journalism instruction while they specialize in majors that educate them in broad subject areas that may relate to news coverage.
The journalism minor is a complement to many majors and prepares students to apply journalistic skills to many fields, or produce journalism with an intense focus in another area. Minors will take several skills courses that provide them with experiential learning opportunities and can expect to create a significant body of work as part of the journalism minor.
Students should recognize that it takes a minimum of four semesters to complete the journalism minor due to course prerequisites. Journalism minors are encouraged to complete their core journalism courses in their first year, especially those foundational courses which should be taken in the first semester i.e. JOUR 10113 (Media Writing and Editing) and JOUR 10203 (Introduction to Journalism).
Students are strongly encouraged to become active in TCU student media.
Minors must take 22 hours in journalism, including:
|Media Writing and Editing
|Introduction to Journalism
|Introduction to Visual Journalism
|Diversity and the Media
|Law and Ethics of Mass Communication
And one upper-level reporting course from this list:
|Public Affairs Reporting
|Opinion and Commentary
*Minors must have at least one specialized reporting course and be enrolled in JOUR 30204 before enrolling in any elective journalism course.
For additional information about the journalism minor at TCU, including a list of classes and other requirements, see the university catalog entry about the program.