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Department of Communication

Journalism Minor

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Department of Communication

Journalism Minor


  • Minor
  • Undergraduate

16 credits

required for minor

16 credits

16 credits

required for minor

The journalism minor helps students develop skills in news reporting and writing. It provides opportunities to gain experience in multimedia platforms, including television, radio, print, and online.

Some classes in this minor include:
  • Writing for Mass Media
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Freelance Journalism
  • Story Structure
  • Radio News
  • Television News
  • Writing for Magazines
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Throughout my experience at Northwestern, my professors have been more than just teachers. They offer mentorship outside the classroom and ensure that you are growing as a person and a Christian. They are great for networking and are constantly encouraging you to apply for internships so you will have a robust resume upon graduation.
Melissa Brookman
Department of Communication, 2018

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Heather Walker Peterson, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Associate Professor of English

Heather Walker Peterson is interested in the ways in which language, written and spoken, influence spiritual...

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