A journalist’s work is critical to a functioning, informed society, and today’s journalists have a wide array of platforms and technology to help them do that work. Furman’s journalism minor is a multidisciplinary course of study well suited for students of any major interested in writing and producing multimodal journalistic stories in print, audio, broadcast, digital or other formats. Courses explore the ethical components of journalism and nurture the development of your journalistic voice and style.

Why study journalism at Furman?

We’re all about connections – not only connecting students to faculty in a supportive liberal arts and sciences environment, but also connecting them to technology and practical experience.
Furman provides an exceptional environment for multidisciplinary studies, allowing you to find connections between multiple areas of interest. Small class sizes allow you to benefit from individual attention from faculty who are among the best in their fields. Plan a visit or start your application today

How will you learn?

Furman’s journalism minor combines courses from its English and communication studies departments to form a curriculum that leverages high-impact engaged learning experiences. The minor allows students to tailor the curriculum to their interests, building up their portfolios in science, arts, travel, popular culture, film criticism, photojournalism, sports reporting and other fields. Students benefit from undergraduate research, internship and study away opportunities. Small class sizes allow you to work closely with renowned professors committed to mentoring students and building a scholarly community that will help you feel a sense of belonging. Visit our campus or request information to learn more.

Featured journalism courses

Sample classes include:

  • 95.3%
    - percentage of full-time faculty with highest degree in field
  • 9:1
    – student to faculty ratio
  • 99%
    – placement rate six months after graduating (employed or in graduate school)

What our students say

“I have a dream of going into sports broadcasting, and I knew that with the journalism classes Furman had to offer and its incredible connections, I could make it happen. The journalism- related classes at Furman have equipped me with the skills and knowledge that I need to one day enter the field of my dreams."
– Ella Grogan ’25

David Carfolite

Adjunct Professor

Selena Dickey

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

Julia Morris

Adjunct Professor

Nigel Robertson

Journalist in Residence

Mary Sturgill

Media Specialist/Instructor

Joni Tevis

Bennette E. Geer Professor of English
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Journalism Minor F.A.Q.