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Journalism: Minor


A Minor in Journalism is an excellent complement to a Major in many fields.

Employers in a very wide range of professions value the highly transferable skills the Journalism Minor offers: communicating clearly in a wide range of formats, working in a multimedia environment, and conducting relevant research.

Students with a Major in a different field and a Minor in Journalism are well-positioned to communicate about that field in a variety of ways and a variety of venues, including within their chosen profession, with the public, or as a specialist journalist.

Students have lots of flexibility in choosing among courses focusing on writing, photography and video work, interactive graphics, and more.

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a minor in Journalism must be admitted to the Faculty of Arts.

Declaration Requirements

Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation.

Curricular Requirements

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete all requirements in the Bachelor of Arts framework in addition to their major or minor program requirements.

The Minor in Journalism requires completion of a minimum of 27 credits as follows:

All of:
  JRNL 1160 Introduction to Journalism 3 credits
  JRNL 1220 Citizen Journalism 3 credits
  JRNL 2120 Storytelling I 3 credits
  JRNL 2230 Multimedia Storytelling 3 credits
  JRNL 3155 Storytelling 2: Reporting 3 credits
Four electives:
  Chosen from JRNL courses at the 3000- or 4000-level, excluding Work Experience and Honours courses. 12 credits

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a Bachelor of Arts program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Journalism.

At a Glance

Faculty of Arts


Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Baccalaureate Degree

Offered At:

  • KPU Langley  Langley
  • KPU Richmond  Richmond
  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 120

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2015

How to Declare:

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2016

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