Journalism Program Requirements
Requirement Checklist (applies to students entering the major in fall 2010 and beyond. Includes information about the Journalism Internship/Capstone experience)
Requirement Checklist (applies to students who entered the major prior to fall 2010)
A grade of B or better in English 621, Newswriting, is a prerequisite for all other journalism courses. In addition, in order to graduate as a journalism major, you must take English 622, Advanced Newswriting, and at least one other on-campus journalism course, plus do a journalism internship. English 722 Feature Writing and English 711 Editing are strongly recommended. Because the industry is changing and journalists are expected to publish in multiple platforms, students are also encouraged to take our multimedia course.
Because the major is English/journalism, you will also take literature courses. There are five literature requirements: English 419 Introduction to Literary Analysis, which you should take by sophomore year, plus two courses in pre-1800 literature and two courses in post-1800 literature. You'll choose your literature courses from a wide variety that changes every semester. The English Department puts out its own course listings at the start of registration each semester. Use these listings to choose your courses; they're much more specific and interesting than the descriptions in the course catalog.
The English minor
There is no such thing as a journalism minor at UNH, but you can be an English minor and take mostly journalism courses. All you need for an English minor is five English courses: two numbered in the 500's and three numbered 600 or above. So if you want to concentrate on journalism, take 501 (Intro to Creative Nonfiction) as one of your 500's, and then any three journalism courses you want. We're also happy to have you take journalism courses even if you're not an English major or minor.