Journalists who report on culture and society need to understand social movements, cultural practices that influence human behavior, and the structures that make up our society, They also need the research skills to collect, analyze, and communicate relevant information.
Journalists who report on culture and society need to understand social movements, cultural practices that influence human behavior, and the structures that make up our society, They also need the research skills to collect, analyze, and communicate relevant information. The combined Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Journalism and Sociology will allow you to develop expertise in these areas and complete both degrees in just five years of full-time study.
While still working toward your undergraduate Journalism degree, you enroll in four approved graduate courses in Sociology. These courses will still apply to your bachelor’s degree if for any reason you do not wish to continue at the master’s level after four years.
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Please see the requirement chart for the academic progression criteria in this combined degree program.
Current St. John’s University undergraduates interested in applying to a combined degree program or pathway should consult the appropriate Director of Graduate Studies and their undergraduate academic Dean.
In the B.S./M.A. program in Journalism and Sociology, you learn to collect, analyze, and report information about the cultural movements and structures that make up today’s global and diverse society. Your combined studies will allow you to conduct insightful interviews and understand the language and terminology used to describe social and cultural phenomena. You’ll also develop the research skills necessary to collect, analyze, and interpret large sets of data related to human behavior. The knowledge and skills you gain through the program will allow you to succeed in careers related to media and journalism, social media, non-profit organizations, marketing, and public relations, to name just a few.
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The Communication Studies program in St. John’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences provides students with the theories and practices to communicate effectively.
The unique focus of international relations, communication as diplomacy, and political economy of media makes this program attractive to those who want to apply communicative dimension to their professional field in an increasingly multi-sector global systems.
Journalists who report on political affairs need both a thorough knowledge of government and politics and the skills to collect, analyze, and communicate relevant information. The dual B.S./M.A. program in Journalism and Government and Politics will allow you to complete both degrees in just five years of full-time study.
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.
The Ph.D. in Multi-Sector Communication prepares you to explore new pathways to information sharing and communication, chart the agenda of this tech-driven evolution, and explore the new theoretical framework inherent in our digital native society.
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The B.S. degree program in Television and Film offers over 50 different Television and Film courses - in writing, production, post-production, animation, special effects, sound design, acting, theory of film and television, film studies, and the business of television and film.
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