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Journalism Bachelor's Degree

Students work together to produce a news show in the control room of the School's production studio, a bank of work stations and TV monitors.Gain real-world experience so you'll be ready to succeed as a  multimedia journalist or content creator


About the B.A. in Journalism

Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

You'll get to:
  • Design and create stories in hands-on courses 
  • Apply journalistic principles and ethics to multimedia reporting
  • Produce stories our professional Studio
  • Gain real-world experience through incredible internships
  • Join students who win top awards: Hearsts, national Murrows, Fulbright Fellowships

You will learn to write for print and broadcast, take and edit photos and video, and string it all together to tell meaningful stories in inclusive and engaging ways. 

Required Courses

News Literacy

Introduction to Mass Media

Introduction to Digital Journalism

History of Mass Communication

Intermediate Digital Journalism

Journalistic Reporting & Writing

The Business of News

Global Issues in Journalism

Mass Communication Law & Ethics

Introduction to American Government

Sample Electives 

Reporting in New York City

Science & Health Reporting

Sports Reporting

Introduction to Narrative Journalism

Race, Class & Gender in Media


Environmental Communication

Journalism Internship

Stony Brook Undergraduate Bulletin


Seamless transfer pathways

Students from Suffolk County Community College can transfer seamlessly into the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at Stony Brook.

To learn more, contact your community college advisor or Stony Brook Academic & Transfer Advising Services

To have your communication or communication-related courses evaluated, contact Irene Virag, undergraduate program director

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