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For more information about the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, please contact:

Mackowski
Dr. Christopher Mackowski
Professor of Communication
Jandoli School Associate Dean
(716) 375-4025
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What Can I Do With This Major?
TAPinto Great Olean class
Journalism students produce news for TAPinto Greater Olean, a hyper-local news outlet staffed by SBU students. Visit our Campus Media & Clubs site.

B.A. IN JOURNALISM PROGRAM

ACEJMC accreditedOur major in journalism, like all programs in the Jandoli School of Communication, is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

The objectives of this program go beyond teaching students to write clearly and concisely. Our students will also learn to:
  • craft messages in ways that are appropriate for specific audiences;
  • research critically, filter the results and present them in a cogent manner;
  • have a practical understanding of their chosen field of work;
  • integrate broad-based learning into their professional activities;
  • understand that with their power as communicators comes a moral and ethical responsibility;
  • understand the meaning of citizenship in the context of their professional activities and their personal lives;
  • recognize and overcome biases, prejudices and limited viewpoints (including their own) so that they can communicate effectively in a diverse world. 

Majors take 41 hours of required journalism (J/MC) courses — 12 required courses and 2 J/MC electives. Each student is is assigned a faculty adviser who will review the student's program.

Additional journalism requirements for graduation include the completion of 400 internship hours, under the guidance of an internship coordinator.

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