Undergraduate Programs in

Journalism

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.

 

Curriculum

In our fully accredited Bachelor of Arts 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
  • news management 
  • photojournalism 

 

Student on laptop outside of the Herbert School

Dual-Degree Program

Students have the option of pursuing an accelerated, cost-effective dual-degree program where you can earn both your Bachelor of Arts and 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 Prof. 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, 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.

Go Global

Journey beyond the classroom and experience RomeCubaLos Angeles, and NYC through the Herbert School's study away programs. 

 

The Outlook

With our comprehensive program, you’ll be ready to pursue either a career right after graduation or advanced study.  

 

98%

Job, grad school, or both 

92%

Employed within six months of graduation

17%

Expected job growth by 2026

Alumni Success

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.

Those pursuing graduate degrees study at Columbia University, New York University, Boston University, American University, and Syracuse University, among others.

 

Alum Sara Whitman on the ET set. Frank Yee at MSG Students at Time Warner

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 edit 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. 

Students talking in hallway

Questions about our program?

Contact Us

Jeffrey Morosoff
Associate Professor and Chair
Dept. of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations
jeffrey.morosoff@hofstra.edu
516-463-5248