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2024/25 Combined UM UMM Undergraduate Catalog 
2024/25 Combined UM UMM Undergraduate Catalog

Journalism Minor

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Minimum number of credits required to earn minor:  18

GPA requirements to earn minor:  Students graduating with a minor in a CLAS field must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the courses in the minor field that are credited toward completion of the minor.

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor:  Grade of “C” or higher required in all courses.

Other requirements:  A minimum of 9 credit hours must be completed at the University of Maine.

Contact Information:  Judith Rosenbaum, Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Communication and Journalism, 420 Dunn Hall, 207.581.1935; judith.rosenbaumandre@maine.edu

Firmly grounded in the liberal arts, the minor degree in Journalism provides students with an understanding of the practice and profession of journalism. The minor introduces students to the history of journalism, the basics of media writing, and the contemporary landscape of journalistic forms. Students also sample from various practice courses to advance their skills as journalists.

Nine credits from the following:


For Communication or Media Studies majors: No more than one course may count both in the major and the Journalism minor.

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