KUJH students shoot a weather broadcast

Minor in Journalism & Mass Communications

Communications Skills Improve Every Major

The ability to communicate effectively is one of the most sought-after skills that hiring managers look for in candidates. Adding a journalism and mass communications minor is a perfect complement to every major, no matter what field you want to specialize in.

Admission Requirements

This 18-credit hour program helps students learn to be effective communicators. Students can choose to focus their elective minor courses around a specific concentration or take a broad range or electives. To graduate with a minor in journalism and mass communications, 2.5 journalism and 2.5 KU cumulative GPAs are required. 

Journalism Minor

Students may apply on through our Admissions page. If you would like to know more about the journalism and mass communications minor, please contact the Student Services office at jadvising@ku.edu.

Benefits of a Journalism Minor

Students from a wide variety of majors choose to enhance their degree with a minor in journalism. Some popular majors include: Business, Film & Media Studies, Architecture & Design, Atmospheric Science and Sport Management, although students of all majors and disciplines will benefit from the versatile skills taught in the journalism minor program.

Students should follow the minor requirements based on their first semester at KU. Fall 2024 requirements can be found on the KU catalog. Previous (pre-Fall 2024) can also be found online. 

Meteorology + Journalism

The J-School studio gives students majoring in atmospheric science and minoring in journalism the opportunity to get in front of the camera and green screen to be ready for a career as a television meteorologist.