Two minors, in Journalism and in Business Writing, provide students in business, public affairs and liberal arts a range of courses to strengthen their writing and communications skills. These minors are particularly recommended for students preparing for careers in media, law, business, politics and with nonprofit organizations.
To fulfill the College-wide requirement for the Tier III minor with a concentration in journalism, students are required to complete a minimum of nine credits, including two courses at the 3000 level or above and one course at the 4000 level or above, drawn from the curriculum of the Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions. The minor in business writing requires a minimum of nine credits, including one course chosen from JRN 3050 (Journalistic Writing), JRN 3150 (Business Communication) and JRN 3200 (Business and Financial Writing); one additional 3000-level course and one course at the 4000 level or above, drawn from the curriculum of the Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions. All Journalism courses at the 4000-level or above, except for the Media Internship, JRN 5050, JRN 5051 or JRN 5052, may serve as the capstone course.
Journalism students at Baruch may take advantage of exciting internship possibilities unsurpassed anywhere in the world. Internships provide on-the-job experience for students interested in such fields as radio, network and cable TV, the Web, newspapers, magazines, wire services, business and financial journalism, and book publishing.
For more information, please contact the Journalism Department at 646-312-3974 or check the current Student Bulletin.
Professor Vera Haller