Journalism Certificate Program * : About The Program

About Our Degrees

The Journalism Certificate 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. The courses are taught by UB faculty and professional reporters and editors working for local media.

Having professional reporters and editors in the classroom provides students with practical educational experiences including writing, editing, research, interviewing skills development, and understanding the expectations of editors.

Acceptance Criteria

Applicants should have completed ENG 101, ENG 201, and ENG 193 or equivalent courses. Minimum GPA requirement of 2.5 overall.

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

Application Information

Students may apply for admission to the certificate by contacting Jody Kleinberg Biehl.

Degree Requirements

Please see Degrees and Policies.

About Our Faculty

Faculty from the Departments of English, Communication, and Media Study and professional reporters and editors of local media teach courses for the Journalism Certificate. The director of the program is Jody Kleinberg Biehl.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities


In addition to internship opportunities available within the Departments of English, Communication, and Media Study, students have the opportunity to intern at national and local television news stations, news radio stations, web publications, daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, and alternative presses. Please see the program directors for internship opportunities.

Students are encouraged to pursue research-oriented initiatives with faculty whose expertise relate to this course of study.

Extracurricular Activities

Complementary Programs and Courses

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:02:35 EST