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

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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Department Requirements (48 credits)
I. All of the following: Television and Radio 1165, 2420, 2726W, 3535, 3728, 3729, 3782, 3871, 4040, and 4728; and one of the following: Television and Radio 4177 or 5010.
II. An additional 9 credits of advanced related course work are required in any specialized area other than Television and Radio. All electives must be approved by the program director.
All courses used to meet these degree requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.