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What Can I Do With This Major?

Jandoli School of Communication


The Jandoli School of Communication teaches students how to gather, analyze and communicate information, skills valued by virtually every occupation.

It's no surprise, then, that our graduates work in a variety of professions: journalism, public relations, advertising, Internet enterprises, even law. Our professors have more than 230 years' experience in these areas and others.

We teach these skills within the context of a broad liberal arts background, and, in keeping with our Franciscan tradition, we pride ourselves in weaving ethics into each of our courses.

The hallmark of each of our majors is experiential learning:
  • Strategic Communication and Digital Media students work in an agency setting developing campaigns for clients;
  • Journalism and Mass Communication students work in the SBU-TV broadcast studio, the SBU-TV Sports broadcast facility or the Journalist's Workshop covering local news and sports stories.
We offer two graduate programs that are available 100% online: Integrated Marketing Communications and Strategic Leadership (online only). Learn more at St. Bonaventure University Online

You'll put your education to work

Majors must complete 400 hours of internships, both with on-campus student media and off-campus, under the supervision of industry professionals.

Our skills courses are taught in computer labs, a broadcast journalism studio, and in a TV production facility.

Students run a highly ranked campus radio station, publish weekly and daily print and online newspapers, broadcast a weekly news program, cover SBU athletics on campus, and publish the oldest consecutively published student literary magazine in the country.

A record of accomplishment

Five of our graduates have won journalism's highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize. In the annual Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Scholarship essay contest, which invites participation from only the strongest journalism programs in the nation, St. Bonaventure has had more winners than any other school.

St. Bonaventure has had winners of the Tim Russert Medal of Merit, presented by the Buffalo Broadcasters Association, the last four years of the six it has been awarded.

A degree from the Jandoli School of Communication means not only that you have learned from the best, but that you're prepared to claim your spot among them.

J/MC News


Faculty Research & Honors

    Oct 19, 2017

    Dr. Chris Mackowski
    Professor: Journalism and Mass Communication
    Dr. Chris Mackowski, professor of journalism and mass communication, has appeared several times on C-SPAN over the past three months. His appearances have been with Emerging Civil War, a consortium of public historians he cofounded in 2011. On July 1, for the anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg, Mackowski moderated a panel of historians at Gettysburg Heritage Center. The panel discussed the current state of Civil War public history, including the recent contentious debate about Confederate heritage and monumentation. C-SPAN first aired the discussion on Sept. 30. It can be found on C-SPAN’s website here: On Aug. 5, C-SPAN covered the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge on the Spotsylvania Courthouse battlefield in Virginia. Mackowski served as emcee for the weekend event. C-SPAN aired Saturday’s proceedings live, and it has aired individual talks from Friday and Saturday several times this fall. The line-up of talks can be found on C-SPAN’s website here:

Hellinger Award winners honored at luncheon in NYC

Hellinger winners
Andrew Bevevino, ’16, and Lian Bunny, ’17, winners of the Mark Hellinger Award, St. Bonaventure’s most prestigious communications award, were honored at a luncheon in New York City in October 2017. LEARN MORE.

The Hellinger Award honors top students in the Jandoli School

Andrew Bevevino
Andrew J. Bevevino, a 2016 summa cum laude honors graduate, received the 2016 Hellinger Award. The Hellingers honor the Jandoli School's top graduates and celebrate the accomplishments of its graduates. Learn more about The Hellinger Awards.