Jul 15, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism Public Relations Minor


Department of Journalism, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

33-35 credits

Introduction

Journalism majors and minors pursue theoretical and practical communication studies in a liberal arts setting. Courses in the public relations minor include writing, media studies and public relations courses to provide students with basic skills important for careers in this rapidly growing field.

Why Consider a Journalism Public Relations Minor?

The Journalism Public Relations Minor was added to provide a focus on public relations studies not covered in the Journalism Minor, which emphasizes news/editorial. Its focus on writing, editing, analysis of information and communicating to a variety of audiences using a breadth of communication platforms is of interest to many employers in today’s fast-changing economy. The Journalism Public Relations Minor is an excellent complement to majors such as business, marketing and communication studies.

 Contact Information

Department Chair
Jennifer Keller
Communications Facility 253
360-650-4987
Jennifer.Keller@wwu.edu

Academic Department Manager
Jennifer Bettis
Communications Facility 255
360-650-3253
Jennifer.Bettis@wwu.edu

 Sample Careers

Reporter | Editor | Customer Service Representative | Public Relations Specialist | Community Relations Director | TV News Anchor | Speech Writer | Advertising Copywriter | Copywriter | Market Research Analyst | Lobbyist | Photojournalist | Designer | Multimedia Producer | All careers involving communication

 Major/Career Resources

www.wwu.edu/careers/students_choosingamajor.shtml

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Students interested in completing a minor in Journalism/Public Relations must have a 2.5 GPA or higher at Western. They should contact the Journalism department manager as early as possible to complete paperwork. Journalism and PR courses are in high demand, and we work closely with minors to place them in classes in a timely fashion for graduation.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and not supporting courses for majors and minors.

Requirements