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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. This minor may be applied towards any KPU bachelor's degree.

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a minor in Journalism must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.

Declaration Requirements

Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.

Curricular Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses.

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: Writing for Journalism 3 credits
  JRNL 2230 Multimedia Storytelling 3 credits
  JRNL 2240 Beyond the News: Feature Writing 3 credits
  12 credits from courses in Journalism (JRNL) numbered 3000 through 4999 12 credits

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor’s degree 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-2018

How to Declare:

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2018

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