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

Program/Department Advisers

Please contact the department for information on academic advisers and office hours.


As of Fall, 2020 this program merged with the Journalism and Media Studies B.S. in the Department of Television, Radio & Emerging Media. See http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/schools/mediaarts/undergraduate/televisionradio/majors.php

Students interested in studying journalism can email Dr. MJ Robinson, Program Director of Journalism and Media Studies: mj.robinson29@brooklyn.cuny.edu for additional information.

Program requirements (45 credits)
I. (24 credits) All of the following: English 2401; 2403; 3401; 4401; 4403; 4404; 4405.

II. (6 credits) Two of the following: English 3402; 3403; 3404; 3405; 3406; 4402; Television and Radio 4045.

III. (3 credits) English 5401 or 5102 or 5103.

IV. (12 credits) Twelve credits, approved by the director of the Journalism Program, in a single department or interdisciplinary program. No journalism courses may be used to satisfy this requirement. Credits used toward a major or minor in another degree program outside the Journalism Program are acceptable to fulfill this requirement. For approval of the outside concentration, students are expected to demonstrate how the chosen area of study can inform their work in journalism.

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.

Departmental honors in journalism:
Fulfillment of the requirements for the B.A. in Journalism with a B+ or higher average in all advanced work in the major; completion of English 4402 or 4403 with a grade of B or higher; completion of Senior Thesis courses English 5103, or 5104 and 5105, with grades of B or higher.