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Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Journalism

The Department of Communication/Journalism Department at Shippensburg University is the only accredited journalism/mass communication program in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. It is one of 113 programs accredited globally by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). You can download our program/course requirements document here.

The department's primary mission is to prepare well-rounded graduates to be future professionals in the converging fields of mass media. Students enrolling in our accredited undergraduate program will:

  • Receive a cost-effective Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication/Journalism 
  • Be able to work with state-of-the-art technology for diverse co-curricular student-run media organizations in online and print journalism (The Slate), television and radio broadcasting (SUTV and WSYC-FM), publication design (Cumberland Yearbook) and public relations (PRSSA)
  • Participate in two for-credit national/regional/local professional internships 
  • Be mentored and taught by faculty with professional journalism, media and public relations experience
  • Enjoy small class sizes: 15-20 for all writing/skills courses; 30-35 for all discussion-based courses

Rowland Hall

Rowland Hall

Home to the Department of Communication/Journalism since 2006, Rowland Hall is located at the very front of the campus directly behind the Shippensburg University wall sign. Faculty and department offices, classrooms, computer labs, and audio/video editing stations reside in Rowland Hall. The department's TV studio is located on the ground floor of Grove Hall.