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Major & Minors

Journalism and mass communication are a vital and seamless part of everyday life: online news, social media, personalized advertising messages, branded content, and health information campaigns are just a few examples of this field. Mass communicators inform the public, help set agendas and public opinion, provide information about goods and services, and help people develop an understanding of social problems so that they can make informed decisions.

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers three tracks focused on distinct areas of study within the discipline that connect to different kinds of work:

All majors graduate with a BA in Journalism.

All major and minor options are available to students in the University's Honors Program. See the SJMC Honors Handbook for more details.  

Minors

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers two minors to supplement majors in other areas of study:

Individualized Degree Programs

The University of Minnesota offers a number of individualized degree programs, which provide the opportunity for students to combine the study of mass communication with the study of related disciplines such as marketing, political science, psychology, art history or English. These degree programs include the Bachelor of Individualized Studies (BIS) and the Inter-College Program (ICP).

If you are interested in pursuing any of the individualized programs listed here, please meet with Rebecca Rassier during walk-in hours.