Make a difference. Tell compelling stories that inform and entertain people. Share your passion for journalism with others just like you and learn from the very best in the business. Our award-winning faculty can help you learn to write, shoot and edit like a pro on whatever platform you choose: digital, broadcast, mobile, podcast or print media.

About this program


Success Rate

A high percent of our graduates are either working or in a secondary education program six months after graduation (2016 Graduates from Quinnipiac Survey)

Top 10

Well prepared professionals

Quinnipiac ranked among the top 10 schools in LinkedIn's analysis of best schools for media professionals.(Linkedin 2014)

In their Words

Hands-on learning opportunities

Ayah Galal '17 , a journalism and political science double-major, applied what she learned in the classroom throughout her extracurricular activities and internships — securing a prestigious internship at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The aspiring political reporter credits her professors with helping build her foundation of success.

Class Blogs

Journalism students are encouraged to cover current events or to write about their interests inside and outside of the classroom. Through a variety of blogs and digital media, students display their passions for social issues and events taking place in local communities.

The Giant's Belly is a digital journalism project about food, health and restaurant grades in Hamden, CT

QU Labs gives a glimpse into students' views on journalism and how advances in tehcnology effect the industry.

Down Dixwell is about all things happening in the communities of Hamden and New Haven, CT.

The Divide, a digital journalism project tackling racism and insensitivity on campus and beyond, is a look into tough issues through the eyes of students.

Curriculum and Requirements

BA in Journalism Curriculum

University Curriculum 146
Required School of Communications core courses: 2
COM 120Media Industries and Trends3
COM 130Visual Design3
COM 140Storytelling3
School of Communications Requirements
Global Issues and Cultures, select two courses6
Additional courses outside of the SoC, one of which must be at the 200 level or higher6
Seminars for Success
COM 101Communications First-Year Seminar1
COM 201Media Career Development1
Required Journalism Courses
JRN/SPS 106Multimedia Production Techniques (SPS 106)3
JRN 260News Writing3
JRN 263Broadcast News Writing3
JRN 275News Reporting3
JRN 380Fundamentals of Digital Journalism3
JRN 450Senior Seminar3
JRN 498Journalism Capstone4
COM 490Communications Career Internship3
Select four of the following, with at least two from the “writing-intensive” list:12
Writing-Intensive Electives:
JRN 280
The Art of the Podcast
JRN 285
Mobile Journalism: the Future of News
JRN 291
Reporting for Television I
JRN 300
Special Topics in Journalism
JRN 311
Reporting for Television II
JRN 325
Telling Global Stories
JRN 341
Sporting Culture Through Nonfiction
JRN 343
Literary Journalism in the '60s
JRN 360
Watchdog Reporting
Sports Reporting (SPS 361)
JRN 365
Effective Editing
JRN 470
Narrative Journalism
JRN 480
Advanced Digital Journalism
JRN 495
Advanced Reporting
JRN 496
The QNN Newscast
Other courses with chair's approval
Other Electives
JRN 315
The Art of Journalistic Interviewing
The Story of Football (SPS 362)
JRN 372
Entrepreneurial Media (The MIC Project)
JRN 395
Broadcast Performance
COM 215
Social Media: Leveraging the Digital Age
FTM 372
FTM 380
Projects in Audio Production (EN 303 GDD 303)
MSS 231
Media and Society
MSS/WS 311
Diversity in the Media (WS 311)
MSS/WS 345
Media Users and Audiences (WS 345)
Sports, Media & Society (SPS 420)
STC 201
Writing for Strategic Communications
Other courses with chair's approval
Minor Courses18
Total Credits124

All students must complete the 46 credits of the University Curriculum.


Core must be completed by end of sophomore year.

Minor Requirement

Students enrolled in the journalism program are required to complete a minor (typically 18 credits) that will complement their career and/or personal interests. Students are encouraged to minor outside the School of Communications to acquire subject knowledge beyond their primary field of study, but may choose to minor in any program within or outside the School of Communications in consultation with their advisers.

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