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 the most diverse college or school 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
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.
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.
View our Strategic Plan
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.
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.