The Jandoli School of Communication is one of just 110 journalism and mass communication programs, out of nearly 500 such programs in the United States, to be accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
This is validation of the work we do, the work that we have been doing in our program for nearly 70 years.
Students in the Jandoli School learn how to gather, analyze and communicate information, skills valued by virtually every occupation.
It's no surprise, then, that our graduates work in a variety of professions: journalism, public relations, advertising, Internet enterprises, even law. Our professors have more than 230 years' experience in these areas and others.
We teach these skills within the context of a broad liberal arts background, and, in keeping with our Franciscan tradition, we pride ourselves in weaving ethics into each of our courses.
Undergraduate & Graduate Majors
The hallmark of our undergraduate majors is experiential learning:
- JOURNALISM majors learn to write clearly and concisely, and to appreciate that with their power as communicators comes a moral and ethical responsibility. Students find plenty of opportunities to hone their craft, from writing for the Bona Venture student newspaper to producing hyperlocal online news for local communities via Tapinto Greater Olean.
- STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION majors acquire the practical skills and ethical decision-making needed to guide communication within businesses and organizations. You'll learn to create and execute integrated and complex communication plans while working in an agency setting, developing campaigns for clients.
- SPORTS MEDIA majors follow a course of study designed to prepare them for careers in a variety of sports-related fields. Jandoli School students broadcast many of the university's Division I athletic contests, including men's and women's home basketball games, on ESPN+.
- BROADCAST JOURNALISM majors are prepared for communication careers in a variety of video and audio media fields. Our students produce broadcasts for SBU-TV in our professionally equipped and supervised broadcast studio, reaching viewers on cable TV and the internet via Spectrum.
- MEDIA STUDIES majors want to explore big ideas and how media affects society. This interdisciplinary program offers great flexibility, allowing you to follow your passions with courses from other programs.
- VIDEO PRODUCTION majors want to use their creativity and technical prowess to create dynamic videos for television, film, streaming networks, sports, corporations and nonprofits.
We offer two popular, fully online graduate programs:
- INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS, which propels you into the future of marketing with an in-depth understanding of strategy and planning, digital and social media advertising, public relations, research, design, and other tools to help you become a creative and analytical change-maker. IMC Fact Sheet.
- STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP, a program that extends beyond the traditional, management-focused MBA. Our more forward-thinking, holistic leadership approach to advanced business education prepares you to transcend management and become an extraordinary leader. Strategic Leadership Fact Sheet.
Both graduate programs are offered in an online-only format. Learn about all of our online programs at St. Bonaventure University Online
You'll put your education to work
Majors must complete 400 hours of internships, both with on-campus student media and off-campus, under the supervision of industry professionals.
Our skills courses are taught in computer labs and a professionally equipped broadcast journalism studio.
Students run a highly ranked campus radio station, publish weekly and daily print and online newspapers, broadcast a weekly news program, cover SBU athletics on campus, and publish the oldest consecutively published student literary magazine in the country.
A record of accomplishment
Five of our graduates have won journalism's highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize. In the annual Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Scholarship essay contest, which invites participation from only the strongest journalism programs in the nation, St. Bonaventure has had more winners than any other school.
Four St. Bonaventure students have won the prestigious Tim Russert Medal of Merit Award from the Buffalo Broadcasters Association, which honors an outstanding student of broadcasting and/or journalism from a Western New York college.
A degree from the Jandoli School of Communication means not only that you have learned from the best, but that you're prepared to claim your spot among them.