Programs of Study

Journalism

Minor

  • Broaden/complement your major
  • communication arts and English/literature courses
  • 18 credit minor program

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Chris

I wouldn't be where I am today without the opportunities Marywood afforded me.

In the past, I've reflected on my time at Marywood and realized that the ability to simply get involved and be creative was a crucial point in my life.  I wouldn't be where I am today without the opportunities it afforded me to get involved and be myself.

Today, I am lucky enough to work in New York City as New York University's Social Media and Mobile Product Coordinator.  It's a position I hardly envisioned being in after I took a few years to explore multiple opportunities ranging from sports journalism to government.  When I eventually settled into the marketing, social media, and training career path I had determined it was the right choice.

Working in social media is a challenging field.  It's always changing - always moving.  It's not something one just "does" contrary to the belief of many ill-informed "experts".  From building strategy, developing content standards and guides, to successfully delivering engaging campaigns that excite your audience, it's a field that offers a new challenge every day. 

...and I love every minute of it.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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Requirements -- All Majors

The following courses are required for all Communication Arts students, in Advertising/Public Relations, Digital Media, and Broadcast Journalism (23 credits):

COMM 101 Dynamics of Speech Communication 2
COMM 112 Communication Theory
3
COMM 115 News Writing
3
COMM 130B First-Year Practicum
1
COMM 230A and B Communication Arts Practicum
1,1
COMM 130C Video Production I 1
COMM 233L Video Production I Lab 3
COMM 330A and B Practicum in Digital Media Broadcast and Production 
1,1
COMM 336 Broadcast Newswriting
3
COMM 430A or B Practicum in Digital Media Broadcast and Production 
1
COMM 451 Coordinating Seminar in Communication Arts
3

Note: Seniors must take 430A or 430B during the semester in which they are not registered for COMM 451.

Broadcast Journalism

Major in Broadcast Journalism requires 50 total credits:
 

COMM 118 Introduction to Electronic Journalism and Social Media 3
COMM 224 Electronic Newsgathering Seminar 3
COMM 130D Video Production II 1
COMM 234L Video Production II Lab 3
COMM 237 New Communication Technologies 3
COMM 238 Media Scriptwriting 3
COMM 306 Communication Graphics 3
COMM 320 Communications Ethics and Law 3
COMM 418 Electronic Storytelling and Documentary Production 3
ENGL 484 Political Writing and Rhetoric 3

Minor in journalism requires 18 credits:

English Department

ENGL 160 Composition and Rhetoric
3
ENGL 400 Structure of Linguistics
3
  OR course substitution approved by Communication Department Chair
ENGL 321 The Essay as Literature
3
OR
ENGL 480 Advanced Writing
3

Communication Arts Department

COMM 115 News Writing
3
COMM 130C Video Production I 1
COMM 233L Video Production I Lab 3
COMM 336 Broadcast Newswriting
3