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

Dr. Christopher Mackowski
Professor of Communication
Jandoli School Associate Dean
(716) 375-4025
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What Can I Do With This Major?
Journalism Program


ACEJMC accreditedOur major in journalism, like all programs in the Jandoli School of Communication, is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

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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    May 2, 2019

    Dr. Pauline W. Hoffmann
    Associate Professor, Jandoli School of Communication, Journalism and Strategic Communication
    Dr. Pauline Hoffmann was named the April 2019 Woman in Leadership by the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of New York State Women, Inc., an organization dedicated to empowering women personally, professionally and politically. In addition to the honor, Hoffmann appeared on AM Buffalo on Tuesday, April 30, to talk about the award, her two companies (Wild Mountain Organics and Tippy Homestead), Embrace It Africa, and the March Into Women's History Bracket.

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