Students at SBU’s School of Journalism learn to create, disseminate, and consume news
and information as ethical reporters, media professionals, and communication experts.
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.
Founded in 2006, the Stony Brook School of Journalism 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; in partnership
with the Alda Center, SoJ offers the 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 Journalism is also home to three centers:
Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting
Center for News Literacy
To become one of the outstanding journalism schools in the United States amidst an
evolving communications revolution that often makes it harder, not easier, to determine
To advance the public interest in a dramatically-changing world by educating journalists,
public communicators and news consumers to value and transmit information that adheres
to the highest standards of clarity, accuracy and reliability.
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 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.