Journalism Courses

Course Requirements

The Journalism Minor consists of six courses, or 18 credits:

  • JOUR 2000, required for all minors, to be taken as early as possible during the course of study
  • Four electives, drawn from a mix of “critical” and “craft” courses (as designated in the Course Information and Schedule):
    • At least one elective must be a “critical” course
    • At least one elective must be a “craft” course
    • Students may then complete the minor with program course offerings of their choice.
    • One elective may be taken abroad upon approval from the Steering Committee. Ordinarily, credit will be granted only upon return from the program and after an evaluation of the syllabus and graded work done in the course.
  • Capstone seminar, taken in the spring semester of the senior year.

In Arts and Sciences, students need 15 “unique” credits towards the minor, but the remaining three credits (one course) may “co-count” for your major or the Core.

Minors are encouraged to meet with Program Assistant Deanna Malvesti Danforth (deanna.malvesti@bc.edu) to set up advising sessions when needed.

Required Courses

Craft Courses

Critical Courses


Required Courses

Craft Courses

Critical Courses