Journalism &
Communication Studies

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND COMMUNICATION

B.A. in Journalism


The B.A. in Journalism provides skills and experience for media careers in print, broadcast and online journalism. The curriculum keeps pace with the fast-changing communications landscape in the digital age. The Journalism major also prepares students for the fields of public relations, corporate communications and the law. Students apply their skills at the campus newspaper, radio and television stations as well as at professional internships.

LIU Brooklyn’s Journalism department offers a unique program in Sports Journalism, PR & Marketing. The sports industry is a multi-billion-dollar global industry with a job market that continues to expand. The concentration prepares students for positions in sports reporting, sports information, fantasy sports, public relations and marketing for professional sports franchises. Internship possibilities include the Barclays Center, Madison Square Garden, Fox Sports, the Yes Network, CBS Sports, WFAN, and Sports Illustrated.


Graduation Requirements

Students must satisfy the Placement, Proficiency, Orientation and Core Curriculum criteria outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of this bulletin.

Core Curriculum requirements for this major are summarized below:
Core Seminar 3 credits
Humanities
English Composition 3 credits
English Literature 6 credits
Philosophy 6 credits
Foreign Language 6 credits
Social Sciences
History 6 credits
Social Sciences (ANT, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC) 6 credits
Science and Mathematics
Mathematics 3 - 4 credits
Science 10 credits
Communication, Visual & Performing Arts
Speech 3 credits
Visual & Performing Arts (ART, DNC, MUS, THE) 3 credits
Ancillary Requirements
Choose one (1) course from the following:
MA 106 Video Workshop 3.00
MA 111 Photo Journalism 3.00
MA 115 Introduction to Photography 3.00
MA 118 Digital Photo 3.00
MA 124 Computer Graphics I 3.00
MA 125 Digital Publishing I 3.00
Major Requirements
Must Complete All Courses In This Requirement
JOU 100 History of the Press 3.00
JOU 101 The Law of Communications 3.00
JOU 119 News Writing 3.00
JOU 120 Introduction to Mass Communication 3.00
JOU 135 News Reporting I 3.00
JOU 136 News Reporting II 3.00
JOU 160 Cooperative Training 1.00
12 Additional Credits in Journalism Courses Numbered Above 100

Credit and GPA Requirements
  • Minimum Total Credits: 128
  • Minimum Liberal Arts & Sciences Credits: 96
  • Minimum Major Credits: 31
  • Minimum Credits in Courses > 100 Level: 48
  • Ancillary Course Requirements: See above
  • Minimum Major GPA: 2.0
  • Minimum Overall GPA: 2.0

CONTACT

Richard L. Conolly
College of Liberals Arts & Sciences

Scott Krawczyk, Dean