The Journalism and Public Relations major stresses a thorough understanding of media as social institutions. Students learn responsibility, professionalism, and ethics, while they gain hands-on practical experience in a variety of communication technologies. Each track involves a comprehensive program of pre-professional courses tailored for each student’s needs.
The Journalism track prepares students for careers in newspaper, magazine, sports, broadcast, and online writing, reporting, and editing.
The Public Relations track prepares students for careers in public relations, integrated marketing communication, and corporate and organizational communication.
Our students learn from faculty with up-to-date real world experience. Our faculty includes awarding winning scholars who challenge students to become critical thinkers in a rapidly changing world.
Students in the major are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities that hone their skills and build working relationships with classmates who will one day be their colleagues and their career network. These activities include the Setonian, Seton Hall’s award-winning campus newspaper; the Seton Hall Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America; WSOU, Seton Hall’s award winning radio station; and Pirate Television.
To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations, students must successfully complete the required 45 credits for the major, as well as the College of Arts and Sciences core curriculum. Students must also take a senior seminar in their area of concentration.
To talk to a faculty adviser, contact the Department of Communication secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (973) 761-9474.
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