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

The Brooklyn College Department of Television and Radio offers the bachelor of science degree in broadcast journalism. Among the best programs in the country in the communications field, it is the only such program in the City University of New York.

Equipped with strong technical and news skills as well as specialized knowledge in another ubject area, broadcast journalism majors are well prepared to enter professional news operations. Graduates of the program are employed at such media companies as CBS Newsradio 88 in New York City, WKYW-TV in Philadelphia, and Telemundo in Chicago.

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These requirements will become effective as of Fall 2016 semester.
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Department Requirements (48 credits)
I. All of the following: Television and Radio 1165, 2032, 2726W, 3223, 3535, 3728, and 4777; and one of the following: Television and Radio 4177 or 5010.

II. Nine credits from the following: Television and Radio 3782, 3841, 3891, 3925, 3951, 4040, 4042, 4045, 4173, and 4728.

III. Six credits from the following: Television and Radio 4047, 4160, and 4269. TVRA 4047 may be taken twice to fulfill this requirement.

IV. Six credits of advanced related course work in any specialized area other than Television and Radio. All electives must be approved by the program director. A list of recommended electives is available.

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 in order to enroll in any Journalism and Media Studies program course above Television and Radio 1165. Students with transfer-credit equivalencies to ENGL 1012 or higher must provide a writing sample for program assessment prior to enrollment in any Journalism and Media Studies program course above Television and Radio 1165.

Residency Requirement: Of the 42 required Television and Radio credits in the Journalism and Media Studies major, at least 36 must be completed in residency. Electives must also be completed in residency. The use of transfer or other course credit is prohibited for Television and Radio 2032, 2726W, and 3728.

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.