Why Earn Your Journalism Degree at Saint Leo University?
The journalism minor will allow the University to offer essential communication skills to students whose major area of study is elsewhere. The minor will allow students the flexibility of selecting journalistic classes that complement their interests and studies, an internship with the campus newspaper, and an expansion of Saint Leo University’s community of critical thinkers, writers and readers.
The minor provides students from other majors an opportunity to explore print-based media and augment their current major with journalistic skills and knowledge. The purpose of this minor is to offer students an opportunity to build a skill-set suitable for the professional field of news media. This minor requires 18 credit hours. English majors in the Professional Writing Specialization may not take this minor.
Undergraduate Journalism Minor Details
- ENG 205 - Introduction to Professional Writing 3 credits
- ENG 227 - Basic Journalistic Writing 3 credits
- ENG 441 - Advanced Journalism 3 credits
- ENG 318 - English Pre-Internship 3 credits
- ENG 428 - English Internship 3 credits
Choose two of the following courses:
- ENG 332 - Creative Non-fiction 3 credits
- ENG 430 - The Independent Writer 3 credits
- ENG 450 - Desktop Publishing and Design 3 credits
- ART 226 - Beginning Photography 3 credits
- COM 333 - Web Design and Information Resources 3 credits
Total Credits: 18
Learn Your Way:
Online, On Campus, or Near You
What are the on-campus facilities like?
Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them.
What are the benefits of earning your journalism degree online?
Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning.
Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.
Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA
Are education centers near you offering journalism degree programs?
You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes.
No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.
How will you gain real experience?
Classroom learning is only part of the journalism degree program at Saint Leo University. We also know the value of hands-on experience. That is why internships and research projects are built into the curriculum. Saint Leo has a strong relationship with many internship organizations across the country, including Boys & Girls Club and Head Start.
Plus, our Career Services center is always available to help connect you with a variety of other experiential learning opportunities to fit your individual career goals.
College of Arts & Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Leo University offers students a broad education that lays a durable foundation for critical and independent thinking. The essential spirit of the liberal arts is a cornerstone of the varied degree programs. From biology to English to sociology, students enjoy a nice selection of in-demand degree programs for all interests.
Learning takes place both in and out of the classroom. Students travel to Europe through our cultural immersion courses, research unique plant species while trekking through the Peruvian Amazon, and attend film screenings and poetry readings. With highly experienced professors who bring a wealth of practical knowledge to the classroom, students are prepared to work in a variety of rewarding fields. The College supports more than 30 degree programs across University Campus, education centers in five states, and online.