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Students choosing to minor in journalism are required to pass the college’s Basics of Writing (BOW) exam; pass ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 ; and have a 2.5 GPA prior to enrolling in the first writing course (JOUR 2310 ). A minor in journalism consists of a minimum of 21 hours. At least 12 of the 21 hours must be taken in residence. Additional minors are listed in each supervising department and are available in advertising , electronic media and communications , media strategies , and public relations . Specific course requirements include JOUR 2300 , JOUR 2310 , JOUR 3311 , JOUR 3312 , JOUR 3380 , JOUR 4370 , and three hours of electives from journalism courses.