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Journalism
Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Journalism

Journalism majors develop professional skills in a framework that emphasizes ethical, responsible communication. Students take advantage of the program's location in a major media market and learn strategies vital to adapt to a rapidly changing media landscape.  Our students learn from faculty with up-to-date, real-world experience. Faculty include awarding winning-scholars who challenge students to become critical thinkers. Students 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 campus newspaper; WSOU, Seton Hall's student-run radio station; and Pirate Television. Internships with media organizations in the tri-state area are a cornerstone of the student experience for Journalism majors. Many internships lead to a student's first job after graduation.

College Facts

  • 602 2015 Enrollment
  • 12:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
  • 74% Employment Rate
  • 100% Graduate School Acceptance Rate
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Meet Brian Wisowaty

Brian Wisowaty, a Class of 2011 Alumnus, studied Public Relations and Journalism at Seton Hall before working for MSNBC as a Graphics Producer.

Brian Wisowaty

"Seton Hall provided my foundation-the hands-on experience, the network of contacts and mentors and, of course, the education. The experiences I had at Seton Hall were transformational, extending far beyond anything that's just pre-professional. They are times of my life that I will forever look back upon fondly and why I stay connected with Seton Hall."

Brian Wisowaty '11
Public Relations and Journalism major, Graphics Producer, MSNBC

Curriculum

Communication core courses (12 credits plus CORE requirement)
  • COST 1600 Oral Communication 1  (fulfills COAR Core)
  • COMM 1670 Introduction to Communication Theory
  • COMM 2134 Communication Ethics COMM 2136 Media Law
  • COJR 2431 American Journalism
Journalism skills courses (12 credits)
  • COMM 1421 Writing for the Media
  • COJR 2421 News Reporting (prerequisite COMM 1421)
  • COJR 3428 Publications Editing (prerequisite COMM 1421)
  • COJR 3421 Advanced Reporting (prerequisite COJR 2421)
Communication research (6 credits)
  • COMM 2135 Communication Research (prerequisite COMM 1670)
  • COJR 5499 Senior Seminar: Journalism (prerequisite COMM 2135)
Journalism/media electives (15 credits)2
Pick one of the following
  • COTC 2240 Media Criticism
  • COJR 3430 The Journalistic Tradition
  • COJR 3432 Women and the Media
Pick two of the following writing courses
  • COJR 3426 Magazine Writing (prerequisite COMM 1421)
  • COJR 4424 Broadcast News I (prerequisite COMM 1421)
  • COJR 4425 Broadcast News II (prerequisite COMM 1421)
  • COPA 2512 Public Relations I
Pick two of the following production courses
  • COBF 2223 Television Production I (requires instructor's OK)
  • COPA 2999 Basic Video (recommended substitution)
  • COGR 2324 Desktop Publishing
  • ADIM 2112 Introduction to Multimedia (formerly COGR)
  • ADIM 3325 Digital Photography (formerly COGR)
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1 Three-credit course
2 Substitutions may be made in consultation with your adviser

Faculty

The faculty in our internationally recognized research and teaching programs are committed to guiding students to success. Seton Hall is a Catholic University where great thinkers do more than think. They teach.
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