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Journalism Minor

Journalism is for creative communicators passionate about storytelling and the pursuit of truth. The journalism minor at Gordon is an ideal complement to many other majors as it allows you to explore both the theoretical and practical aspects of journalism, including news gathering, reporting, writing and editing. Enhanced by a faith-based landscape, a journalism minor provides a well-rounded perspective. It prepares you for a wide variety of careers in media, marketing, communications and other related fields. 

Why study journalism at Gordon?

At Gordon we value the art of storytelling, and in a 24-hour news cycle we give you ample opportunities to practice. You’ll gain experience working with a range of news media, including print and digital. Shape conversations happening on campus in real-time by contributing to the Tartan or the Gordon Review—two student-led publications on campus.  

Thanks to Gordon’s low student-to-faculty ratio, you will be mentored by highly experienced faculty who will prepare you for excellence and meaning in your work. In addition to an excellent classroom experience, you’ll bring your perspective to life through experiences like internships, campuswide competitions and student clubs. After graduating you’ll join a network of connected alumni who live their faith and excel in their careers.    

Our goal at Gordon is for you to become confident in who God made you to be, prepared with the tools to make a positive impact through your work. 

What careers can I pursue with a journalism minor?

A journalism minor will provide you with a range of skills and experiences that can be applied to various career paths in the media and communication industries. A minor in journalism can lead to careers including:

  • Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Marketing
  • Social media
  • Content creation
  • Copywriting
  • Broadcast news
  • Podcasting
  • Audio storytelling

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Foundational Core (12 credits)  

  • COM 101 Visual Storytelling   
  • COM 152 Media and Society  
  • COM 205 Perspectives on Communication   

Minor Core (12 credits)  

  • COM 222 Journalism in the Digital Age  
  • COM 322 Digital News Workshop   
  • COM 360 Social Media Strategy and Storytelling  

Elective Courses (4 credits, select one)   

  • COM 250 Audio Storytelling  
  • COM 254 Digital Media Production  
  • COM 290 Communication and Media Law  
  • COM 320 Digital Photography (crosslisted with ART)  
  • COM 352 Motion Graphics (crosslisted with ART)  
  • COM 359 Web Design (crosslisted with ART)  
  • COM 365 Video Storytelling for Marketing  
  • COM 405 Practicum (1 credit, repeatable up to four times)  


For more information contact:

Dr. Christine Gardner 
Chair, Department of Communication Arts, Theatre and Art 
P 978 867 4397

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