B.S. degree program in journalism and media studies
HEGIS code 0605
NYS SED program code 83638

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The Journalism and Media Studies program encourages students to develop a critical, ethical, and deliberative paradigm for the practice of journalism as a public service. We seek to cultivate proficiencies in storytelling across platforms and subject areas, and inspire our students to embrace the potential for innovation that exists in our media environment.

Program Goals: Students will develop critical thinking skills and a healthy skepticism about the ocean of information in which we live. They will be well informed about the entrepreneurial nature of the contemporary media environment. They will become capable communicators with the ability to tell stories using the tools most appropriate for the subject, guided by principles that maximize media literacy.

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These requirements will become effective as of Fall 2023 semester.
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Department Requirements (48 credits)
I. All of the following: Television, Radio & Emerging Media 1165, 2032, 2401, 2726W, 3401, 4401 and 4777; one of TREM 3223 or 3535; and one of the following: TREM 4177 or 5010.

II. Nine credits from the following: Television, Radio & Emerging Media 3040, 3405, 3782, 3841, 3861; 3871; 3881; 3891, 3925, 3951, 4042, 4045, 4728, 4782, 4881, 4827, 4862, and 4925.

III. Six credits from the following: Television, Radio & Emerging Media 3402, 3403, 3404, 4047, 4173 and 4403. TREM 4047 may be taken twice to fulfill this requirement so long as the topics are different.

The department chair or program director may, with the approval of the chair of the department's undergraduate curriculum committee, allow substitutions for one or more required classes consistent with the educational goals of the program.

Admissions Requirement: Students must successfully complete one of the College's English Composition courses (ENGL 1012 or higher) with a grade of B or better to declare the major. Transfer students must have successfully completed a course equivalent to ENGL 1012 or higher with a grade of B or better and have received a transfer credit equivalency for ENGL 1012 to declare the major.

Residency Requirement: Of the 48 required Television, Radio & Emerging Media credits in the Journalism and Media Studies major, at least 36 must be completed in residency. The use of transfer or other course credit is prohibited for Television, Radio & Emerging Media 2726W.

Academic Standing: All courses used to meet these degree requirements must be completed with a grade of C or higher. No course in this curriculum may be taken more than twice for the purposes of degree advancement.