BA in Journalism

ISC - Long Island University, Brooklyn, United States
BA in Journalism
Next enrollment cycle September 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 5,940,402
Course Accredited By MSCHE
4 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree Up to 18% scholarship

The B.A. in Journalism provides skills and experience for media careers in print, broadcast and online journalism.

The curriculum keeps pace with the fast-changing communications landscape in the digital age. The Journalism major also prepares students for the fields of public relations, corporate communications and the law. Students apply their skills at the campus newspaper, radio and television stations as well as at professional internships.

LIU Brooklyn’s Journalism department offers a unique program in Sports Journalism, PR & Marketing. The sports industry is a multi-billion-dollar global industry with a job market that continues to expand. The concentration prepares students for positions in sports reporting, sports information, fantasy sports, public relations and marketing for professional sports franchises. Internship possibilities include the Barclays Center, Madison Square Garden, Fox Sports, the Yes Network, CBS Sports, WFAN, and Sports Illustrated.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements
Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 75 or 79 (varies by program)
  • IELTS 6.0
  • Pearson (PTE) 50
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English 90 (Post) 
  • GPA: 2.0 – 2.5

English Language Institute

  • TOEFL (iBT) No official score required
  • IELTS Below 6.0 (Post) 
  • Pearson (PTE) Below 50
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English Under 90 (Post) 
  • GPA: 2.0 - 2.5

Core Curriculum requirements for this major are summarized below:

  • Core Seminar 3 credits


  • English Composition 3 credits
  • English Literature 6 credits
  • Philosophy 6 credits
  • Foreign Language 6 credits

Social Sciences

  • History 6 credits
  • Social Sciences (ANT, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC) 6 credits

Science and Mathematics

  • Mathematics 3 - 4 credits
  • Science 10 credits

Communication, Visual & Performing Arts

  • Speech 3 credits
  • Visual & Performing Arts (ART, DNC, MUS, THE) 3 credits
    Choose one (1) course from the following:
  • MA 106 Video Workshop 3.00hrs
  • MA 111 Photo Journalism 3.00hrs
  • MA 115 Introduction to Photography 3.00hrs
  • MA 118 Digital Photo 3.00hrs
  • MA 124 Computer Graphics I 3.00hrs
  • MA 125 Digital Publishing I 3.00hrs

Major Requirements
Must Complete All Courses In This Requirement

  • JOU 100 History of the Press 3.00hrs
  • JOU 101 The Law of Communications 3.00hrs
  • JOU 119 News Writing 3.00hrs
  • JOU 120 Introduction to Mass Communication 3.00hrs
  • JOU 135 News Reporting I 3.00hrs
  • JOU 136 News Reporting II 3.00hrs
  • JOU 160 Cooperative Training 1.00hrs


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