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Professional Writing Minor

The professional writing minor provides theoretical grounding and practical experience in traditional and new media journalism, public relations, advertising, and marketing communications. Whenever possible, students in the professional writing classes collaborate on projects with students in other media-related disciplines. This minor requires each student to take five courses. Only one-course unit, either required or elective, may be used to satisfy requirements for both major and minor fields.


Required Course (1 course unit)

  • JPW 250: Writing for User Experience

Professional Writing Options (3 course units)

  • JPW 208: Digital Journalism
  • JPW 209: Broadcast Journalism
  • JPW 251: Feature Writing (Same as IMM 240)
  • JPW 311: News Editing and Production
  • JPW 320:  Social Media Strategy
  • JPW 350: Magazine Writing
  • JPW 370: Topics in Journalism
  • JPW 371: Topics in Professional Writing
  • JPW 390: Beats and Deadlines
  • JPW 399: Internship in Journalism or Professional Writing
  • JPW 475: Data Journalism (Same as IMM 443)

A minimum of two courses at 300-400 levels

Elective (1 course unit)

  • Any LIT, CWR, or LNG course by advisement
  • Any IMM course not listed above
  • AAV 251: Design Fundamentals
  • BUS 200: Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business
  • ECO 101: Principles of Economics: Micro
  • COM 212: Introduction to TV Studio
  • COM 371: Topics in Public Relations
  • TST 160: Creative Design


Department of Communication, Journalism, and Film
Kendall Hall 235
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628