What will I learn?

The news journalism major prepares you for jobs as a news reporter, editor, and page designer. While the program contains a large practical component with hands-on courses in news, reporting, copy editing, page layout, and desktop publishing, it also contains a strong theoretical component in courses that teach press history, ethics, and law.

Write articles on speculation for the Press-Republican, Plattsburgh’s daily newspaper
Work as a reporter, photographer, section editor, copy editor, page designer, editorial cartoonist, graphic artist, and advertising designer for Cardinal Points
Design publications for a variety of intended audiences

What Are My Career Opportunities?

Are you interested in having a rewarding career that makes a difference in people’s lives? Would you like to travel to exotic locations and meet interesting people? Do you have a natural talent in writing, photography, or designing graphics, websites or publications? Then perhaps a career in journalism is for you.

We teach theory and skills, but we balance them with an emphasis on practical experience. Public relations students participate in supervised practical experiences in the local community, while others take on internships around the world at public relations agencies, media firms, sports and entertainment concerns, healthcare institutions, government and non-governmental organizations, and major corporations.

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.