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Telling & Sharing Stories

Students at SBU’s School of Communication and Journalism learn to find, craft, and share information in ethical, engaging and inclusive ways.

From one of the most diverse academic units at Stony Brook, our students learn to examine issues critically and tell stories collaboratively.

The School emphasizes a hands-on education that will prepare students to succeed in their professional goals and career aspirations. After learning the theories and methods relevant to their area of study, students apply their knowledge and skills in their classes, and engage in professional projects, internships and research opportunities.

They graduate to become communication experts, media professionals and reporters.




Founded in 2006 as the Stony Brook School of Journalism, the School was renamed the School of Communication and Journalism in 2021.

The School's bachelor degree in journalism program is accredited by ACEJMC, the leading accreditation body for journalism and mass communication programs. 

The School's academic programs include: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism; Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication; Master of Science in Journalism; in partnership with the Alda Center, SoCJ offers the Master of Science in Science Communication,  Advanced Graduate Certificate in Communicating Science, and the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Health Communication in collaboration with the SBU Program in Public Health. 

The School of Communication and Journalism is also home to three centers:

Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting 

Center for News Literacy

Our Mission

The School of Communication and Journalism at Stony Brook University integrates innovative approaches to research, teaching, and public service in the fields of communication and journalism with an emphasis on efforts that collaboratively address and respond to pressing societal needs.

Our Vision

The world's most complex and pressing problems require honest, inclusive, effective, fact-based communication. We envision a world that takes seriously the need for communication across all forms, platforms, and institutions.

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Our Diversity Statement

Stony Brook itself is a highly diverse campus in terms of faculty, staff and students, and the School strives to reflect that diversity and to help shape the future of a profession that will operate in a nation even more diverse than it is today.

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Graduation & Retention Rates 

The School of  Communication and Journalism measures student success following the university's methodology. The following data was prepared by the Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness, and is updated annually. 

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