What will I learn?

Learn to gather, produce and deliver news for radio and TV. This major prepares you for careers as news and sports journalists, board and camera operators, writers, anchors and video editors through hands-on training in three different media outlets (PSTV, WARP and WQKE).

What Will I Learn?

Develop the skills you’ll need to be ready for the many facets of the broadcast news industry with a strong liberal arts core, courses in journalism, ethics, on-air performance, broadcast writing and media production.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

What careers could be in your future? Gradates of our program are pursuing a variety of professional careers including:

Freelance producer
Graphics designer
Master control operator
News reporter or anchor
On-air meteorologist

Sports anchor
Studio manager
TV director
TV producer

Communication Studies at SUNY Plattsburgh

We combine cutting-edge technology, strategy, creativity and professional training for the next-generation of students. Each of our five majors give you a rock-solid foundation and flexible course options that prepare you for the hottest emerging career opportunities. To get a feeling of the sense of community and professionalism that exists between our faculty and students, we encourage you to visit our facilities, labs and classrooms.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$16,980.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


School of Arts and Sciences

101 Ward Hall, 101 Broad Street,


New York,

12901, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should meet the following minimum requirements: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

For international students

Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

Minimum English proficiency requirements for admission through the English Bridge Program:

TOEFL paper: >490

TOEFL internet: >57

IELTS Academic: >5.5

ELS: >110

British 'O' Level English Pass: >E

PTE (Pearson Test of English): >45

Freshmen are encouraged to submit their applications for the fall semester by Dec. 1 and spring semester applicants by Nov. 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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