A minor is an optional component of a student’s degree that will be reflected on the student’s transcript. Minors are an excellent way for students to customize their learning experience and craft a degree program that is uniquely theirs. Students can even earn multiple minors to supplement a bachelor's degree. For example, students pursuing a degree in interpersonal communication might find that a minor in sociology is an excellent pairing, while a student pursuing a degree in public administration might add a minor in sustainability issues to help create a cleaner, greener future. And in some cases, employers offer bonuses or higher salaries to employees who have a foreign language minor.
A Documentary minor gives students training and exposure to the skills and training necessary for this unique style of filmmaking. It combines the artistic and technical skill of professional digital media, with the training of the print journalist to produce a skillset that enables the graduate to engage in this special form of investigative journalism. Not only does this degree complement any in the professional media/communication fields, it also pairs well with majors in the humanities, political science/public administration, human services, and history.
A Documentary minor complements a range of majors in both the College of Liberal Arts and elsewhere in the university. Some of these are:
- Professional Media
- Strategic Communications
- Forensic Science
- Political Science
- Public Administration