Journalism Minor

Immerse yourself in hands-on journalistic storytelling with a minor in Journalism

The Loras College Journalism Minor is the perfect complement to just about any major. Students learn to write, produce and create news content that has real impact upon an audience’s understanding of their community and the world. Students will explore the role of media in society and the essence of journalistic storytelling in this hands-on program.

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Student Experience

Students will explore the role of media in society and the essence of journalistic storytelling in this hands-on program. You will have the opportunities to study abroad, study away over January term, immerse yourself in a journalistic internship, get involved in the many student and academic organizations and much more.

Curriculum

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Media Convergence
An examination of the methodologies, trends, and practices of social media technology in journalistic mediums. Extensive work in application of those technologies for mobile journalists.

Media Writing
Emphasis on format, style, and writing techniques in radio, print, web and television. Practice in the development and scripting of news stories, commercials, and PSAs.

Journalism Practicum
Hands on experience with The Lorian or MyDuhawk.com converged website. Journalism minors must take two semesters; one semester with The Lorian and one semester with MyDuhawk.com.

Desktop Publishing
Principles and theories of design and layout used in developing a variety of publications. Includes typography, graphics, and copy fitting. Emphasizes computer-assisted publishing based on page layout and graphics programs.

Introduction to Television Production
A study of the basic techniques and methods of effective television broadcasting, programming, production, and studio operations.

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Minor Requirements

Requirements for the minor in Journalism:

A minimum of a C is required in L.COM-131. A minimum grade of C+ is required in L.COM-225. A 2.25 cumulative grade point average is required in all other courses submitted for the minor.

Req Course Cr’s
1 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
2 Introduction to Television Production 3
3 Media Writing 3
4 News Analysis 3
5 Media Convergence 3
6 Journalism Practicum 1
Select one from Req 7
7 PR Writing 3
7 Desktop Publishing 3
19 total required credits

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Supporting Your Investment

Loras takes great pride in supporting your investment – both through providing an exceptional learning experience and in sharing the cost of your degree. 100% of Loras students receive financial aid. We have scholarships, grants and special awards for all students based on their achievements and financial need.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take me to earn my Loras degree?

Most students earn their undergraduate degree in four years or less. If you have questions about transferring any previously earned credits or degrees, please see our Transfer Student Information.

How much is tuition?

At Loras College, financial access to education is one of our defining values. We are committed to helping all of our students make their degree affordable. We partner with every student and family to understand their unique financial needs ensuring 100% of Loras students receive financial aid. We offer Scholarships, grants and special awards for all students based on their achievements and financial need. Loras is consistently ranked as one of the best universities for return on investment.  View our Tuition and Fees page.

How do I apply for financial aid?

Submit your federal FAFSA, apply to Loras College and visit loras.edu/financial-aid for information, scholarship opportunities and much more.