The Bachelor of Science in Journalism prepares students for careers in all aspects of modern journalism — print, online and broadcast — with skills in writing and reporting in multiple media.
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 Collins 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, 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.
For more information about admission to this program, please visit Undergraduate Admission online or contact us directly at:
Admission Office - Queens Campus
The B.S. in Journalism requires all students to complete 120 credits. In addition to the liberal arts core, courses are organized to allow students to tailor their degree to fit their academic and professional goals. The specific requirements for this B.S. degree are:
36 Credits from the following courses:
And SIX Credits in Modern Foreign Language/Cultural Studies from any second language
Other Liberal Arts Requirements
Choose from one of these two courses:
SIX Credits in ENG 1007-1072 but not ENG 1040
SIX Credits in Social Science from these choices below:
The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Journalism prepares students for success in this exciting field by helping them to meet these critical objectives:
Journalism 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 Collins College of Professional Studies Honor Society, which recognizes undergraduates for academic excellence and demonstrable involvement in their churches and communities.
Facilities include high-tech classrooms, up-to-date computer and science laboratories including the Simulation Lab and professional grade broadcast news gear.
Students can also 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.
The Journalism Program also has a Pathways to the Master’s Program in International Communication. To get more information on our Pathways program, please visit our CCPS Pathways page.
I’m Associate Professor Michael Rizzo, Director of the Journalism Program. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about the Journalism Program and our courses.
Director, Journalism Program
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