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Journalism Minor

If you’re pursuing a degree in communications, you may be asking yourself, “can you minor in journalism?” Here at University of the Cumberlands, the answer is a definitive, “yes!” A minor in journalism provides you with an introduction to the field of public relations, giving you the opportunity to improve your verbal and writing skills while creating the foundation for a rewarding career. You will learn skills vital to the field of journalism and public relations as you study a wide variety of media-related subjects, including print and online media, media law, design, and advertising.


At University of the Cumberlands, you don’t have to choose! By adding a journalism minor to a bachelor’s degree in communication, you are able to effectively create a custom journalism and communication major. Students pursuing a degree in communication and journalism learn about all aspects of human communication through a diverse series of classes, including Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Mass Media, Introduction to Public Speaking, Interviewing, Small Group Communication, Communication Criticism, and Communication Theory.

Students who choose to curate a communications journalism major by combining a communications degree with a journalism minor can also enhance their journalistic skills through participation with our campus newspaper, The Patriot. If you prefer to debate, we also have a very active program in intercollegiate Debate and Individual Events, with students competing at the state, regional and national levels. Did we mention our program is currently the top-ranked program in the state of Kentucky?


As a graduate of UC’s communications major, you’ll become effective and ethically responsible communicators, who can design, express, interpret and evaluate messages in a variety of contexts, including social, political, and career settings. Many of our Kentucky communications degree recipients pursue careers in the fields of:

  • Mass Communications
  • Broadcasting
  • Journalism
  • Education
  • Business


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


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