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A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Minor & Certificates

Contact Susan Matzke for the minor/certificates within the JMC Office: 104 Kedzie Hall, Phone: 785-532-3928, Email: smatzke@ksu.edu.

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Mass Communication Minor

Students who choose to major in other departments on campus can still specialize in Journalism and Mass Communications through the Miller School's 21-hour minor in Mass Communications. This degree program is flexible enough to accommodate many student interests, ranging from writing and production courses to more generalized studies of the media professions and their relationship to society.

Declare your minor 

To declare your minor please complete the this online registration form, and our office will submit your request.

Mass Communications Minor requirements:
Fall 2019 to current 

Please see this catalog for requirements to complete the Mass Communications Minor. Look for your catalog year when searching for the requirements. (located in your DARS report in the upper right hand corner of the first page)

Fall 2018 to Spring 2019

Please see this catalog for requirements to complete the Mass Communications Minor.  Look for your catalog year when searching for the requirements. (located in your DARS report in the upper right hand corner of the first page)

Fall 2017 and before

Please see this catalog for requirements to complete the Mass Communications Minor. Look for your catalog year when searching for the requirements. (located in your DARS report in the upper right hand corner of the first page)

Drop your minor

In case you want to drop your minor, please click here to inform us.

 

Certificates

Travel and Tourism Promotion Certificate

The certificate in Travel and Tourism Promotion certificate combines specialized skills from the hospitality management and strategic communications curricula that directly relate to providing media and communications skills for travel and tourism professionals. The certificate will be awarded to students who achieve a superior level of expertise in the communication relationship-building and management aspects of travel and tourism.

Certificate in Government and Political Communications

This certificate prepares individuals to function as members of political and public affairs organizations, political campaign staffs, chambers of commerce, related government and media entities. Includes instruction in media effects, political speaking, political advertising and marketing, image management, political journalism, opinion polling and aspects of print and broadcast media related to the production and distribution of media messages in political and government settings. Individuals will be proficient in research, analytical and critical thinking, oral and written news with strategic messages and professional and strategic social media and audio communication.

Declare your certificate 

To declare your certificate please complete the online registration form, and our office will submit your request.

Drop your certificate

In case you want to drop your minor, please click here to inform us.

 

Journalism and Mass Communications Certificates available through partnering departments:

The Business of Sports and Entertainment Certificate

The business of sports and entertainment certificate program will provide students with a deep understanding of the role of sports and entertainment in business, enhanced by hands-on, real-time experiential learning opportunities. The certificate allows students to develop marketing, economic, and management skills needed for a successful career in the sports and entertainment industries, but also in corporations where sports and entertainment decisions are made. 

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Certificate in Global Health, Medicine, and Society

The certificate in Global Health, Medicine, and Society prepares students to examine health issues as a result of the interrelation between biological, social and environmental factors. The certificate is unique in its integration of the medical humanities and the social sciences of health. Students pursuing the certificate will gain an understanding of the complexity of global health issues and their relation to animal, climate, and environmental health, as well as social inequality and injustice. 

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Film Studies certificate

We are increasingly negotiating life through a screen. As screen images become easier to consume and easier to create, we need professionals who can harness the power and cultural history of the moving image and who understand the elements of narrative, light, cinematography, and sound. An undergraduate certificate in Film Studies prepares students for careers in industrial and commercial film-making, advertising, film criticism, secondary education, entertainment, television journalism, documentary, social media, graduate studies, and more.

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