Media and Journalism Minor

Students from outside the school may earn a minor in media and journalism. Areas of study in advertising/public relations and journalism are available. Participation is limited, and interested students must submit applications by January 15. Preference is given to students who have already taken multiple journalism and media courses.

Requirements

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

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

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.

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 IDEAs in Action General Education logo Audio Journalism
MEJO 141IDEAs in Action General Education logo Media 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.

Hussman School of Journalism and Media

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Dean

Raul Reis

Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Heidi Hennink-Kaminski

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Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Charlie Tuggle

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Senior Director of Undergraduate Program

Stacy Outlaw

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Director, Academic Advising & Student Engagement

Sharon Jones

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