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For more information regarding the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, please contact:

Kathy Boser
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (716) 375-2521
Fax: (716) 375-2588

Program Chair:
Dr. Christopher Mackowski

School of Communication
P.O. Box J
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778

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Journalism Program

B.A. in Journalism Major

The objectives of this program go beyond teaching students to write clearly and concisely. Our students will also learn to:

  • craft messages in ways that are appropriate for specific audiences;
  • research critically, filter the results and present them in a cogent manner;
  • have a practical understanding of their chosen field of work;
  • integrate broad-based learning into their professional activities;
  • understand that with their power as communicators comes a moral and ethical responsibility;
  • understand the meaning of citizenship in the context of their professional activities and their personal lives;
  • recognize and overcome biases, prejudices and limited viewpoints (including their own) so that they can communicate effectively in a diverse world. 

Majors take 40 hours of required journalism (J/MC) courses — 11 required courses and three J/MC electives. Each student is is assigned a faculty adviser who will review the student's program.

Additional journalism requirements for graduation include the completion of 400 internship hours, under the guidance of an internship coordinator.

Majors are eligible for the Washington Semester Program at American University in Washington, D.C., which carries 12 credits and internship hours; and may also participate in St. Bonaventure's study abroad programs or the Oxford Summer Program.

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Faculty Research & Honors

    Nov 7, 2018

    Dr. Richard Lee
    Associate Professor; Director, Integrated Marketing Communications Program
    Dr. Richard Lee will deliver a presentation titled “The White Album as Journalism” on Nov. 11 as part of a four day academic symposium on the 50th anniversary of "The White Album," the name by which the group's "The Beatles" album is commonly called because of its all-white cover. The event, “The Beatles White Album: An International Symposium,” will take place at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J., from Nov. 8 to 11. More details are available in a TAPinto Greater Olean story here.

Hellinger winner Kibbe honored at NYC luncheon

2018 Hellinger Award winner Ethan I. Kibbe
Ethan I. Kibbe, winner of the 2018 Mark Hellinger Award, was honored at the 58th annual Mark Hellinger Awards Luncheon, held at Hearst Tower in Manhattan Oct. 2. Also honored was his classmate and Hellinger Award runner-up Brenner T. Bachman. Meet our latest Hellinger honorees.

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