Most Promising Student Fields


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.

Undergraduate & Graduate Majors

The hallmark of our undergraduate majors is experiential learning:
  • Journalism majors work in the SBU-TV broadcast studio, the SBU-TV Sports broadcast facility or the Journalist's Workshop covering local news and sports stories.
  • Strategic Communication majors work in an agency setting developing campaigns for clients.
We offer two popular, fully online graduate programs:
  • Integrated Marketing Communications, which reviews the functional marketing communications areas — advertising, PR, sales promotion, business communications and writing, direct response — in an integrated program.
  • Strategic Leadership, an engaging curriculum that combines communication and business concepts for a multidisciplinary approach to develop the leadership mindset.
Both graduate programs are offered in an online-only format. Learn about all of our online programs 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

    Sep 12, 2018

    Dr. Christopher Mackowski
    Journalism and Mass Communication Professor
    Dr. Christopher Mackowski was an invited speaker at the 2018 Teacher Institute sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust, held in July in Valley Forge, Pa. Nearly 200 teachers from 37 states attended the conference. Using recent news about Confederate monuments, Mackowski discussed ways teachers can use history-related current events in their classrooms as research opportunities and for critical thinking exercises. Mackowski delivered the keynote address for the National Civil War Roundtable Congress, held in August at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pa. Civil War roundtables from across the country gathered to share best practices for recruitment, programming, and marketing. Mackowski spoke about the battle of Chancellorsville and, later, shared marketing and public relations advice. Mackowski also delivered a "porch talk" at Ulysses S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site on August 26. Grant Cottage is the site where the former general and president finished his memoirs just days before dying. Mackowski's talk was titled Grant's Next Chapter: Vicksburg, Chattanooga, and the Turning Point of Grant's Career. A video provided by the Friends of Grant Cottage can be viewed at

2018 Hellinger Award winner Ethan Kibbe honored at luncheon

2018 Hellinger Award winner Ethan I. Kibbe
Ethan I. Kibbe, winner of the 2018 Mark Hellinger Award, was honored at the 58th annual Mark Hellinger Awards Luncheon, held at Hearst Tower in Manhattan Oct. 2. Also honored was his classmate and Hellinger Award runner-up Brenner T. Bachman. Meet our latest Hellinger honorees.