WHAT IS A JOURNALISM MINOR?
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.
Careers for journalism minors
With a journalism minor, a Furman student will develop communication skills that are
advantageous in nearly any field.
The study of journalism can lead to a broad range of communication careers, including:
- Broadcast news producer
- Social media director
- Marketing expert
- Content creator
- Public relations manager
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)
Like declaring a major, students meet with the minor chair to work out details.
There is no limit to the number of minors a student may declare.
A minor program is an excellent way to explore further interests, gain additional skills to attract future employers, and discover connections between different subjects that interest you. Many students find that taking on a minor makes for a more well-rounded and complete educational experience