B.A. degree program in journalism
HEGIS code 0602
NYS SED program code 81099

The bachelor of arts degree in journalism offered by the Brooklyn College Department of English provides superb professional preparation. Intensive training is given in the techniques of news gathering, writing, and editing. Students also consider the issues confronting reporters - the ethics of journalism, the limits of objectivity, and libel law among others - and learn the history of journalism. Classroom study is combined with practical experience alongside the working press.

In the News Lab, students with Brooklyn News Service credentials apply the lessons they have learned in the classroom to the practice of journalism, covering stories in the City of New York, the media capital of the world.

Teaching these courses are former newspaper reporters and editors with long experience covering the arenas of news making, from the streets and neighborhoods of New York City to the courtrooms and to the corridors of political power.

The focus on the fundamentals of journalism is complemented by the requirement of 12 credits in another field of study, which deepens the student's knowledge in a news-related subject area.

Program/Department Advisers

Office Hours
MANCINI, ANTHONY Professor 718-951-5302 3157 Boylan Hall amancini @ brooklyn.cuny.edu  


Program requirements (39-45 credits)
I. (27 credits) All of the following: English 2401; 2402; 3403 or 3406; 3401 or 4402; 3402 or 3405; 3407; 4401; 4403.

II. (3-9 credits) English 3404 or 5401, or Television and Radio 4729.

III. (9 credits) Nine credits, approved by the director of the Journalism Program, in a single department. No journalism courses may be used to satisfy this requirement.

Students should note that the prerequisite of English 2401 is one of the following courses with a grade of B or better: English [2.7], 1012, 2115, 2116 or 2302.