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Journalism, B.A.

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Make a difference. Tell compelling stories that inform and entertain people. Share your passion for journalism with others just like you and learn from the very best in the business. Our awardwinning faculty can help you learn to write, shoot and edit like a pro on whatever platform you choose: digital, broadcast, mobile, podcast or print media.

About

Journalists find sources, conduct interviews and gather the information needed to produce informative and interactive news, feature stories and documentaries for TV, podcasts, radio, mobile applications, digital and print media. You can even use your minor and electives to specialize in certain areas, such as sports or politics. At Quinnipiac, you’ll take courses that will provide a solid foundation for reporting, writing and storytelling. We’ll also teach you to become proficient with video cameras, non-linear editing and producing software in our state-of-the-art communications center.    

Quinnipiac’s proximity to premier media centers in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts provides numerous internship opportunities. Many alumni work at such places as CBS News, ABC News, ESPN, the Oxygen channel, Major League Baseball Productions, NBC Universal, NBC News, CNN and Fox News. You also can intern at Quinnipiac’s own radio station AM1220 WQUN. There are even internship opportunities in other countries. 

Real-world experience can be acquired right on campus by working on the Quinnipiac Chronicle newspaper and website, the Q30 campus TV station, WQAQ student radio, and with the Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    The deadline for freshman applications for Fall admission is February 1.

    Undergraduate Spring Semester Entry: 15 November.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Multimedia Production Techniques
  • News Writing
  • Broadcast News Writing
  • News Reporting
  • Fundamentals of Digital Journalism
  • Senior Seminar
  • Journalism Capstone
  • Communications Career Internship
  • The Art of the Podcast
  • Mobile Journalism: the Future of News
  • Reporting for Television I
  • Special Topics in Journalism
  • Reporting for Television II
  • Telling Global Stories
  • Sporting Culture Through Nonfiction
  • Literary Journalism in the '60s
  • Watchdog Reporting
  • Sports Reporting 
  • Effective Editing
  • Narrative Journalism
  • Advanced Digital Journalism
  • Advanced Reporting
  • The QNN Newscast
  • The Art of Journalistic Interviewing
  • The Story of Football
  • Entrepreneurial Media (The MIC Project)
  • Broadcast Performance
  • Social Media: Leveraging the Digital Age
  • Screenwriting
  • Projects in Audio Production
  • Media and Society
  • Diversity in the Media
  • Media Users and Audiences
  • Sports, Media & Society
  • Writing for Strategic Communications

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • High School Transcript
  • A personal essay on a topic of particular meaning and interest to you should tell us who you are, and speak to your values, goals, and aspirations as a student
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or others reflect your dedication and work ethic
  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of mathematics (4 for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing and Physician Assistant applicants)
  • 3 or more years of science (4 years required for applicants to the Schools of Nursing and Health Sciences)
  • 2 years of social science and foreign language
  • 3 academic electives

Tuition Fee

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    45540 USD/year
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    45540 USD/year
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Living costs for Hamden

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

All admitted freshmen are given consideration for merit-based scholarships and recipients are notified in their letter of acceptance.

All students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for all forms of financial aid. The FAFSA can be filed online.

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