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Minor in Journalism

Learn to investigate and write quality headline news stories

Our journalism program provides students with the fundamental skills and knowledge to excel professionally in print media. In addition to traditional coursework, students pursuing a minor in journalism gain cutting-edge training from working at The Vantage, Newman University's student newspaper.

While studying journalism, you can expect a promising future in the field of broadcast, media production, online publishing, and public relations through our private Catholic university's network of Cooperative Education and related internships to journalism and communication.

Scholarship Opportunities


The Victor Murdock Communications Scholarship was established in 1976 for students at Newman University who are interested in careers in Journalism or Communications.  It is funded on an annual basis by the Victor Murdock Foundation and takes into account the financial need of each applicant.  It is the desire of Newman University to provide funds that will enable talented students with a financial need to be successful in their pursuit of a college degree.

Learn more about the Victor Murdock Communications Scholarship


Visit the University Catalog page for the most up-to-date curriculum requirements

Journalism minor

15 total credit hours including:

  • COMM 1023 Introduction to Journalism
  • COMM 2153 Advanced News Reporting and Writing
  • COMM 3103 Journalism Practicum: Beat Reporting or
  • COMM 3113 Journalism Practicum: Copy Editing and Layout or
  • COMM 3133 Journalism Practicum: Advertising or
  • COMM 3143 Journalism Practicum: Photography or
  • COMM 3153 Journalism Practicum: Newspaper Management
  • COMM 4103 Journalism History, Law and Ethics
  • Journalism elective—3 credit hours.