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Journalism majors develop professional skills in a framework that emphasizes ethical, responsible communication. Students take advantage of the program's location in a major media market and learn strategies vital to adapt to a rapidly changing media landscape.  Our students learn from faculty with up-to-date, real-world experience. Faculty include awarding winning-scholars who challenge students to become critical thinkers. Students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities that hone their skills and build working relationships with classmates who will one day be their colleagues and their career network. These activities include WSOU, Seton Hall's student-run radio station; and Pirate Television. Internships with media organizations in the tri-state area are a cornerstone of the student experience for Journalism majors. Many internships lead to a student's first job after graduation.

College Facts

  • 424 Undergraduate Enrollment
  • 12:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
  • 94% Employment Rate
  • 100% Graduate School Acceptance Rate

Meet Brian Wisowaty

Brian Wisowaty, a Class of 2011 Alumnus, studied Public Relations and Journalism at Seton Hall before working for MSNBC as a Graphics Producer.

Brian Wisowaty

"Seton Hall provided my foundation-the hands-on experience, the network of contacts and mentors and, of course, the education. The experiences I had at Seton Hall were transformational, extending far beyond anything that's just pre-professional. They are times of my life that I will forever look back upon fondly and why I stay connected with Seton Hall".

Brian Wisowaty '11
Public Relations and Journalism major, Graphics Producer, MSNBC


Communication core courses (12 credits plus CORE requirement)
  • COST 1600 Oral Communication 1  (fulfills COAR Core)
  • COMM 1670 Introduction to Communication Theory
  • COMM 2134 Communication Ethics COMM 2136 Media Law
  • COJR 2431 American Journalism
Journalism skills courses (12 credits)
  • COMM 1421 Writing for the Media
  • COJR 2421 News Reporting (prerequisite COMM 1421)
  • COJR 3428 Publications Editing (prerequisite COMM 1421)
  • COJR 3421 Advanced Reporting (prerequisite COJR 2421)
Communication research (6 credits)
  • COMM 2135 Communication Research (prerequisite COMM 1670)
  • COJR 5499 Senior Seminar: Journalism (prerequisite COMM 2135)
Journalism/media electives (15 credits)2
Pick one of the following
  • COTC 2240 Media Criticism
  • COJR 3430 The Journalistic Tradition
  • COJR 3432 Women and the Media
Pick two of the following writing courses
  • COJR 3426 Magazine Writing (prerequisite COMM 1421)
  • COJR 4424 Broadcast News I (prerequisite COMM 1421)
  • COJR 4425 Broadcast News II (prerequisite COMM 1421)
  • COPA 2512 Public Relations I
Pick two of the following production courses
  • COBF 2223 Television Production I (requires instructor's OK)
  • COPA 2999 Basic Video (recommended substitution)
  • COGR 2324 Desktop Publishing
  • ADIM 2112 Introduction to Multimedia (formerly COGR)
  • ADIM 3325 Digital Photography (formerly COGR)
1 Three-credit course
2 Substitutions may be made in consultation with your adviser


The faculty in our internationally recognized research and teaching programs are committed to guiding students to success. Seton Hall is a Catholic University where great thinkers do more than think. They teach.
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Amy Nyberg
Amy Nyberg
Associate Professor of Journalism
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Matthew Pressman
Matthew Pressman
Assistant Professor of Journalism
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