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Journalism Certificate - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 06.02 JOURNALISM-PRINTED MEDIA, CIP: 09.0401 Journalism)

Department of English

311 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4610

Rachel Ablow, Professor
Chair

Jody Kleinberg Biehl
Director

Associated Programs

Completing the Journalism Certificate Program

Academic Requirements

A minimum GPA of 2.500 overall, and a minimum of 2.500 in all electives and core courses within the program, are required to earn the certificate.

Academic Advice

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

Note: The certificate is awarded concurrently upon completion of all program requirements and completion of a bachelor's degree at the University at Buffalo. It cannot be awarded as a standalone certificate program even after the student has earned a bachelor's degree.

Prerequisite Courses

There are no prerequisite courses.

Required Courses

DMS 105 Basic Documentary
ENG 193 Fundamentals of Journalism
ENG 357 How to Write Like a Journalist
ENG 398 Ethics in Journalism or COM 398 Journalism

Two internship courses chosen from the following list:

  • ENG 394 Writing Workshop (Spectrum) - two semesters
  • ENG 496 Writing Internship
  • COM 496 Internship in Communication (as approved by the COM department)

Two electives chosen from the following list:

  • ENG 397 Literary Journalism
  • ENG 380 New Media
  • ENG 393 Writing Non-Fiction Prose
  • DMS 403 or DMS 404 Advanced Documentary Production
  • DMS 409 Advanced Non-Fiction Prose
  • COM 375 Technical Writing
  • Any approved 300-400 level course in English, Media Study or relevant subject area

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Journalism Certificate
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate24

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

 
Published: Oct 13, 2021 11:06:27