Minor in media and journalism

Media and Journalism minor

NOTE: The following minor curriculum information is for those applying to the program beginning Fall 2017. Curriculum requirements for students who entered the minor program prior to Fall 2017 are available by speaking with an MJ-school academic adviser or by consulting the appropriate Office of the University Registrar Undergraduate Catalog.

Students majoring outside the school may earn a minor in the School of Media and Journalism. Program acceptance is limited to 35 juniors and seniors collectively to prevent registration pressure on required courses for majors. Priority will be given to students who have previously taken two or more MEJO courses within their desired sub-plan. Interested students who have a minimum 3.4 GPA must apply between Nov. 15 and Jan. 15 of their sophomore or junior year. Accepted students will be notified by the end of February.

Applicants designate one of three minor sub-plans offered within the school: Business Journalism (BSJ), Advertising / Public Relations (APR) and Journalism (JRN). Prerequisites must be met for selected minor courses.

MEJO minors will take the school’s Usage & Grammar Test during "MEJO 153: Writing and Reporting" but are not required to pass with a score of 70 or better as a graduation requirement.

In addition to the program requirements listed on the respective worksheets, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum grade of C in at least 12 hours in APR/JRN sub-plans and at least 15 hours in the BSJ sub-plan

Advertising / Public Relations

Advertising / Public Relations (APR)

  • "MEJO 137: Principles of Advertising and Public Relations"
  • Choose four additional MEJO courses from Level 2 or Level 3 as listed in the major
    • NOTE: "MEJO 153: Writing and Reporting" can substitute for one course

Total hours: 15

Business Journalism

Business Journalism (BSJ)

  • EITHER "MEJO 137: Principles of Advertising and Public Relations" OR "MEJO 253: Introduction to Public Affairs Reporting"
  • EITHER "MEJO 141: Media Ethics" OR "MEJO 340: Introduction to Media Law"
  • "MEJO 153: Writing and Reporting"
  • "MEJO 541: Economics Reporting"
  • "MEJO 542: Business Reporting"
  • "MEJO 550: Business and the Media"

Total hours: 18


Journalism (JRN)

  • EITHER "MEJO 153: Writing and Reporting" OR "MEJO 252: Audio Journalism"
  • EITHER "MEJO 141: Media Ethics" OR "MEJO 340: Introduction to Media Law"
  • Choose three additional MEJO courses from Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 as listed in the major

Total hours: 15


Last updated March 2019