The B.A. in Journalism provides skills and experience for media careers in print, broadcast and online journalism. The curriculum keeps pace with the fast-changing communications landscape in the digital age. The Journalism major also prepares students for the fields of public relations, corporate communications and the law. Students apply their skills at the campus newspaper, radio and television stations as well as at professional internships.
LIU Brooklyn’s Journalism department offers a unique program in Sports Journalism, PR & Marketing. The sports industry is a multi-billion-dollar global industry with a job market that continues to expand. The concentration prepares students for positions in sports reporting, sports information, fantasy sports, public relations and marketing for professional sports franchises. Internship possibilities include the Barclays Center, Madison Square Garden, Fox Sports, the Yes Network, CBS Sports, WFAN, and Sports Illustrated.
To qualify for acceptance into the B.A. in Journalism program:
Entering freshman must have a high school grade-point average of at least 80 and a combined SAT score of at least 1000.
Transfer students must have an overall gradepoint average of at least 2.0.
Submit a general application for admission through My LIU.
Students must satisfy the Placement, Proficiency, Orientation and Core Curriculum criteria outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of this bulletin.
Core Curriculum requirements for this major are summarized below:
Social Sciences (ANT, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC)
Science and Mathematics
3 - 4 credits
Communication, Visual & Performing Arts
Visual & Performing Arts (ART, DNC, MUS, THE)
Choose one (1) course from the following:
Introduction to Photography
Computer Graphics I
Digital Publishing I
Must Complete All Courses In This Requirement
History of the Press
The Law of Communications
Introduction to Mass Communication
News Reporting I
News Reporting II
12 Additional Credits in Journalism Courses Numbered Above 100
Credit and GPA Requirements
Minimum Total Credits: 120
Minimum Liberal Arts & Sciences Credits: 96
Minimum Major Credits: 31
Minimum Credits in Courses > 100 Level: 48
Ancillary Course Requirements: See above
Minimum Major GPA: 2.0
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.0
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