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Minors, Certificates and Related Areas

Minors, Certificates and Related Areas

Minor for Non-Cronkite Undergraduates
The Cronkite School offers a minor of Media Analysis for students who are not journalism majors. Students learn the roles that media play in society and discover how to critically evaluate, analyze and interpret media messages.

The minor consists of 18 semester hours of course work and concentrates on evaluating the impact of information dissemination rather than on news-gathering and reporting topics. ASU students also can pursue the Minor of Digital Audiences, a specialization that creates experts in how to find, engage and grow digital audiences.

Minors for Journalism Undergraduates
Journalism students are encouraged to pursue a related area or minor elsewhere at ASU to develop their reporting skills and expertise in a specific area. Popular programs include sustainability, public policy and meteorology, among many others.

Cronkite students interested in broadcast meteorology often take a special minor offered by Geographical Sciences. The minor includes classes covering physical geography, meteorology and climatology. Students minoring in sustainability take classes at the School of Sustainability, studying Earth systems, global warming and geological disasters. The School of Public Affairs offers a public service and public policy minor where students take classes in public management and administration, public leadership and contemporary policy challenges.

Students also be a part of the the Minor of Digital Audiences program, an all-online specialization where students with the practical skills to identify, measure, engage and grow digital audiences through digital content, social media, search marketing, search engine optimization and other techniques. 

Certificate Programs
A certificate provides a structured and focused set of courses that can be used to enhance or build on a student’s baccalaureate experience or professional development.

Journalism undergraduates can complete a certificate in Games & Impact as a complement to their degree. Some courses count as electives or related-area courses within the major. The certificate program culminates in a new capstone experience during which students develop and build news games in the Cronkite School’s New Media Innovation Lab.

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