Editing and Publishing, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 15

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N310

The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.

No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the Dodge College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement. 

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Dodge College of Arts and Sciences.

Required Courses

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses, including at least 9 hours at the upper-division level.

  • A grade of C or better must be earned in each course counted for minor credit.
Language Skills
Students must earn a passing grade on a test of English-language skills administered by the College of Journalism or the OU Writing Center.
Interdisciplinary Methods
Choose two courses (6 hours) from the following: 16
Introduction to Visual Culture and Media Literacy
Business and Professional Communication
Visual Communication II
Typography I
Literary and Cultural Analysis
Critical Methods: Texts/Contexts/Theories /Critics
Expository Writing
The History Sleuth
Media Writing & Storytelling
Additional Upper-Division Coursework
Choose 3 courses (9 hours) from the following: 29
Typography II
Visual Communication Topics
Computer Mediated Communication
Digital Composing
Working with Writers
Magazine Editing and Publishing in the Humanities
Special Topics in World Literature Today (publishing-related topics)
Independent Study (publishing-related topics)
Special Topics Colloquium
Feature Writing
News Editing
JMC 3153
Magazine Production
Total Credit Hours15

If a student wishes to use a course not listed here to fulfill the disciplinary methods requirement, it must be pre-approved.


Up to three hours of upper-division independent study coursework may count for the minor.

Up to three hours of internship with a journal or magazine at OU, the OU Daily (JMC 3011), the OU Press, or another publishing company, may count toward the minor.

Up to three hours of variable topics courses in any discipline, provided they have a publishing focus, may count toward the minor; however, they must be pre-approved.

  • Minors in the Dodge College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.