Undergraduate Catalog 2005- 2006

Journalism Certificate Program*

Contact Information

CAS Student Advisement and Services
275 Park Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: 716.645.6883
Fax: 716.645.2893
Email: riszko@buffalo.edu

John Riszko
Director of Special Major Services

Department of Communication

School of Informatics
359 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1060

Phone: 716.645.2086
Web: www.informatics.buffalo.edu

Department of English

College of Arts and Sciences
306 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4610

Phone: 716.645.2575
Fax: 716.645.5980
Web: www.cas.buffalo.edu

Department of Media Study

College of Arts and Sciences
231 Center for the Arts
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-6020

Phone: 716.645.6902
Fax: 716.645.6979
Web: wings.buffalo.edu/mediastudy

About the Program

*Not a baccalaureate degree program

The journalism certificate is an interdisciplinary course of study comprising of coursework offered by the Departments of Communication, English, and Media Study. The program provides students with a formal educational foundation in writing and reporting for publication as well as an understanding of the US and global media. In addition, the program fosters an understanding of journalism ethics and integrity standards associated with the journalism profession.

Degree Options

Certificate in Journalism.

Note: The certificate is awarded upon completion of all program requirements and completion of a bachelorís degree at the University at Buffalo.

Advisement

Students interested in the Journalism Certificate Program should seek advisement on course selection from the special major advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement and Services office, 275 Park Hall.

Journalism Certificate Program - Certificate

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.5 overall.
Completion of the certificate program prerequisites, with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Advising Notes

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 overall in required and elective Certificate courses in order to remain in the program.

Prerequisite Courses

ENG 101 Writing 1 and ENG 201 Reading and Advanced Writing, or ENG 102 Writing 2, as placed, unless exempted
COM 101 Principles of Communication
COM 125 Introduction to the Internet

Required Courses

COM 240 Survey of Mass Communication or DMS 259 Introduction to Media Analysis
COM 353 Communication Ethics or ENG 393 Ethics in Journalism
ENG 398 Journalism or COM 398 Journalism
ENG 437 Advanced Writing Workshop (Fall) or COM 494 Internship in Communication
ENG 437 Advanced Writing Workshop (Spring)
Electives (two courses): To be selected upon consultation with the program advisor.

Summary
Total required credit hours for the certificate: 33

Note: The certificate is awarded upon completion of all program requirements and completion of a bachelorís degree at the University at Buffalo.


Updated: Nov 16, 2005 10:49:12 AM

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