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Dr. Aaron Chimbel
Aaron Chimbel
Jandoli School Dean
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(716) 375-2040

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Phone: (716) 375-2521
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What Can I Do With This Major?

Most Promising Student Fields


The Jandoli School of Communication teaches students 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 work in the SBU-TV broadcast studio, the SBU-TV Sports broadcast facility or the Journalist's Workshop covering local news and sports stories.
  • Strategic Communication majors work in an agency setting developing campaigns for clients.
We offer two graduate programs, each of which is available 100% 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, a broadcast journalism studio, and in a TV production facility.

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.

St. Bonaventure has had winners of the Tim Russert Medal of Merit, presented by the Buffalo Broadcasters Association, the last four years of the six it has been awarded.

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.

J/MC News


Faculty Research & Honors

    May 24, 2018

    Dr. Christopher Mackowski
    Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, Jandoli School of Communication
    Dr. Christopher Mackowski co-hosted a series of nationally broadcast Facebook Live events for the Civil War Trust earlier this month in conjunction with the 155th anniversaries of the Battle of Chancellorsville, the death of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson, and the beginning of the Vicksburg Campaign. In all, he appeared in nearly 20 segments from locations in central Virginia and Mississippi. The Civil War Trust is the largest battlefield preservation organization in the country. Mackowski was also invited to serve on the board of directors for the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, a regional Civil War battlefield preservation organization based in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Hellinger Award winners honored at luncheon in NYC

Hellinger winners
Andrew Bevevino, ’16, and Lian Bunny, ’17, winners of the Mark Hellinger Award, St. Bonaventure’s most prestigious communications award, were honored at a luncheon in New York City in October 2017. LEARN MORE.

The Hellinger Award honors top students in the Jandoli School

Andrew Bevevino
Andrew J. Bevevino, a 2016 summa cum laude honors graduate, received the 2016 Hellinger Award. The Hellingers honor the Jandoli School's top graduates and celebrate the accomplishments of its graduates. Learn more about The Hellinger Awards.