The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional StudiesQueens Campus, Staten Island Campus
Journalism is an ideal career for those interested in gathering, reporting and analyzing information — and putting that information into an entertaining, easily understood format. It is a competitive field that has changed dramatically over the last few years and is expected to continue changing as new technology is introduced.
Journalists play a vital role in how the public perceives local, national and international events. Careers in journalism require people who are independent, flexible, creative and highly innovative. Successful journalists are exceptional writers who are highly motivated and detail oriented.
You can prepare for these exciting opportunities by earning your Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from St. John’s University. Offered by the College of Professional Studies, the program prepares students for careers in all facets of Journalism, including print, broadcast and the Internet.
Competition for jobs is fierce in large metropolitan and national newspapers, broadcast stations and networks and magazines. Talented writers who can handle highly specialized scientific or technical subjects will have an advantage and St. John’s can provide you with that advantage.
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For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:
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Required Coursework: 21 Credits from the following courses:
Print Track: 6 Credits
Broadcast Track: 6 Credits
Elective Courses: 9 Credits from any JOU electivesBusiness Area: 3 Credits:3 Credits from one of the following courses:
Free Electives: 21 Credits
3 Credits from the following course:
And 3 Credits in either or:
And 6 Credits in any ENG 1007-1072; not 1040And 6 Credits in Social Science Elective, chosen from any:
36 Credits from the following courses:
And: Modern Foreign Language/Cultural Studies: 6 Credits from any second language
The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Journalism prepares students for success in this exciting field by helping them to meet these critical objectives:
Students also benefit from St. John's focus on an international academic experience. The University offers extensive study abroad courses during the academic year as well as the winter and summer semesters. Students can live and learn at St. John's Rome, Italy, campus and Paris, France, location.
Students majoring in Journalism at St. John's benefit from internationally acclaimed faculty with extensive contacts in New York City's multi-faceted newspaper, magazine, broadcast and communications industries.
These professors — along with St. John's alumni who are leaders in the field — provide Journalism majors with outstanding internship and job placement opportunities with newspapers, magazines, radio stations and other media throughout the New York metropolitan area.
Students also gain an academic and professional edge by joining any of St. John's more than 180 student clubs and organizations. Clubs that may be of special interest to Journalism majors include these:
Journalism majors also may apply to a variety of honor societies, including The College of Professional Studies Honor Society, which recognizes undergraduates for academic excellence and demonstrable involvement in their churches and communities.
Of course, students also benefit from outstanding University-wide facilities and resources for which St. John's is widely known.
Facilities include high-tech classrooms, up-to-date computer and science laboratories and a 1.7 million-volume University Library. Our new D'Angelo Center is a five-story, 127,000-square-foot University and Student Center with classrooms, lecture halls, a Starbucks Café.
Students take advantage of St. John’s location in dynamic New York City. Our faculty and Career Center have strong ties to employers and other professional and educational resources throughout the New York area. Students also make New York their classroom through innovative courses like Discover New York.