Study broadcast, print, or digital journalism by learning the latest in digital storytelling, social media, and information graphics, and launch your career in the media capital of the world.
In our fully accredited Bachelor of Arts in Journalism program, you'll gain expertise in news writing and reporting, shooting and editing video, and designing mobile websites, using the latest industry tools and software.
Spark Your Creativity
Learn how to produce and adapt news stories for multiple platforms. Courses include:
- Sports and Entertainment Journalism
- Design and Visual Strategies
- Social Media for Journalism
- Data Journalism
- Radio and Podcast Production
- Newscast Producing and Anchoring
Students have the option of pursuing an accelerated and cost-effective dual-degree program where they can earn both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Journalism.
Concentrations & Minors
You may pursue a Sports Media concentration with coursework in broadcast news writing and reporting, sports reporting, and television sports reporting and producing.
All journalism students are required to complete a minor. Choose from political science, civic engagement, criminology, global studies, international affairs, or many other subjects in your areas of interest.
Learn from Experts
You’ll learn from professors with years of professional experience working at national and international newspapers, major magazines, leading websites, and network television stations.
They are top news executives, innovative scholars, and Emmy Award winners (such as Professor Mario Gonzalez) who are mentoring a new generation of journalists in a 21st century media landscape.
The Student Experience
Explore potential career paths, develop valuable workplace skills, and build a network of professional contacts through internships, study abroad opportunities, campus media outlets, and student organizations.
Students have recently interned at:
- CBS News
- Atlantic Records
- AMC Networks
- 1010 WINS
- Brooklyn Nets
- Spectrum News NY 1
Gain hands-on experience
More than a dozen campus media outlets let you cover real-world stories including presidential debates, White House inaugurations, and the NHL’s NY Islanders playoff games.
With our comprehensive program, you’ll be ready to pursue a career right after graduation or go on to advanced study.
Job, graduate school, or both
Employed within six months of graduation
Expected job growth by 2026
Recent alumni began their careers at The New York Times, Billboard magazine, ESPN, Fox News, iHeartMedia, and other prominent organizations. Sara Whitman, BA'18; MA '19, was hired as a media assistant at Entertainment Tonight in Los Angeles.
Students pursuing graduate degrees study at American University, Boston University, Columbia University, New York University, and Syracuse University, among others.
State-of-the-Art Learning Spaces
The NewsHub, a cutting-edge converged newsroom and multimedia classroom, contains Avid Media Composer digital editing software with ENPS integration, Final Cut Pro, ProTools, and the Adobe Media Suite. Students also have access to three production studios with 4K ultra-high definition cameras, several editing rooms, color correction suite, large screening room, and the latest in field/mobile gear.
Among the Nation's Best
Hofstra's Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations is fully accredited by the prestigious Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, distinguishing it as one of the finest in the country.