Broadcast Journalism, BA
The major in broadcast journalism takes advantage of our many industry connections and offers a structured way for students interested in broadcast-related careers to approach our curriculum. Students learn communications fundamentals through the core Jandoli curriculum and also focus on broadcast-related classes.
The Jandoli School of Communications is home to the Bob Koop Broadcasting Lab, which is a newsroom and fully functioning television production studio located in the Murphy Professional Building. Since the lab's inception in the 1990s, hundreds of journalism students have enrolled in elective courses associated with the SBU-TV's production to gain professional experience that could earn them a career in a broadcast newsroom.
In addition, SBU-TV provides broadcast programming for Spectrum. The recorded broadcast airs in the Western New York region from Cattaraugus County to Buffalo, reaching far beyond campus.
Additionally, w have had dozens of alums work professionally in broadcast journalism, including at the very top of the field, like NBC News, ESPN and Fox News.
|PROFESSIONAL WRITING I|
|PROFESSIONAL WRITING II|
|NEWSWRITING & REPORTING I|
|NEWSWRITING & REPORTING II|
|DIGITAL CONTENT & ENGAGEMENT|
|MEDIA LAW AND ETHICS|
|SEM. BROADCAST JOURNALISM I|
|SEM. IN BROADCAST JOURNALISM II|
|PRODUCING BROADCAST NEWS|
|Select one JMC/SC elective|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|ELEMENTS OF BUSINESS|
|Foreign Language 1||3|
|General Education Requirements 2||37|
The modern language must be at the 202 level and may be modern or classical (Latin). Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses. Those additional courses will count as general electives.
|SBU-102||1||Modern or Classical Language1||3|
|Modern or Classical Language1||3|
|PHIL-111||3||MATH-107 or 1352||3|
|General Education Science Course||4||POLS-102||3|
|Modern or Classical Language1||3||Modern or Classical Language1||3|
|ENG-213||3||General Education History Distribution Course||3|
|ECO-101, 102, or BUS 101||3||MU-312||3|
|BUS-101||3||General Education THFS Distribution Course||3|
|Total Credits 120|
Language must be at the 202 level and may be modern or classical (Latin). Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses. Those additional courses will count as general electives.
NOTE: Students must complete internship requirements totaling 400 hours either on- or off-campus under the guidance of the Jandoli School internship coordinator. Transfer students must complete 100 hours for each year they are on campus.
Students must take a minimum of 72 hours outside of JMC or SC coursework per ACEJMC guidelines.