Media and Journalism Minor

School of Media and Journalism

www.mj.unc.edu

Carroll Hall, CB# 3365

(919) 962-1204

Susan King, Dean

Charlie Tuggle, Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

catuggle@email.unc.edu

Sharon Jones, Director, Student Services

SHJONES@email.unc.edu

Students from outside the school may earn a minor in media and journalism. Specializations in business journalism, advertising/public relations, and journalism are available. Participation is limited, and interested students must submit applications in the Records and Registration suite by January 15. Preference is given to sophomores.

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Requirements

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Students must choose one of the following specializations and complete at least 15 credit hours with C grades or better in MEJO courses taken at UNC–Chapel Hill. Students are required to meet any prerequisite for the course they select.

Minors are not required to pass the school’s usage and grammar exam.

Business Journalism (6 courses)

MEJO 137Principles of Advertising and Public Relations3
or MEJO 253 Introduction to Public Affairs Reporting
MEJO 141Media Ethics3
or MEJO 340 Introduction to Media Law: Journalism Focus
MEJO 153Writing and Reporting3
MEJO 541Economics Reporting3
MEJO 542Business Reporting3
MEJO 550Business and the Media3
Total Hours18

Advertising/Public Relations

MEJO 137Principles of Advertising and Public Relations3
4 additional MEJO courses chosen from Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3 as listed in the major. 1, 212
Total Hours15
1

 MEJO 153 may substitute for one course.

2

 Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 course lists are included in the Advertising/Public Relations Curriculum for the Media and Journalism major.

Journalism

MEJO 153Writing and Reporting3
or MEJO 252 Audio Journalism
MEJO 141Media Ethics3
or MEJO 340 Introduction to Media Law: Journalism Focus
3 additional MEJO courses chosen from Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3 as listed in the major 19
Total Hours15
1

 Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 course lists are included in the Journalism Curriculum for the Media and Journalism major.

See the program page here for special opportunities.