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Journalism

Fast Facts

Can you major in this program? No

Can you minor in this program? Yes

More Information

The journalism minor is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to be active participants in a changing media world.

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Journalism is where the liberal arts converge and come to life. Stetson University's journalism minor takes a strong and dynamic interdisciplinary approach to the field and prepares students for a variety of careers, which ultimately makes for better journalists. Students interested in journalism will combine their minor with a major that connects with their professional interests.

A Distinctive Program

Journalism at Stetson University is an interdisciplinary program that will prepare you to be an active participant in a changing media world where fundamentals matter as much as understanding how to use new technology. You will develop critical journalistic abilities that will allow you to put your knowledge, skills and experience to work in any platform, print or digital.

The program draws on courses from different departments and programs, primarily communication and media, English, creative arts and the Sullivan Creative Writing Program. The minor begins with a course that introduces the fundamentals of journalism and concludes with the creation of a collective work of journalism by the studio class, which is coached by a faculty member and mentored by a working journalist.

Academics and Research

Facilities and opportunities

The journalism program is part of the university's Off-Center for Creative Practice, an academic constellation designed to promote collaboration across all creative disciplines at Stetson University. Students in the minor have access to opportunities available through that collaboration.

Awards and Recognition

Distinguished faculty

Because of the program's interdisciplinary nature, faculty from across disciplines teach courses that relate to the minor. The program director is:

  • Andy Dehnart, M.F.A., Bennington College; journalism (including online journalism and blogging), critical and cultural studies (including reality television); website

Grant-funded research

Students are encouraged to take part in the Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience program. Each year undergraduate scholars are selected in a university-wide competition for grants to work with a faculty mentor on a summer research project.

Undergraduate awards and honors

Students have the opportunity to receive the Josephine Field Davidson Award for Integrity in Journalism.

Beyond the Classroom

Internships

Students gain valuable on-the-job experience and connections through internships in print and broadcast media, public relations, corporate communication, museums, law firms and more.

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