Department of Communication/Journalism
The Department of Communication/Journalism at Shippensburg University is one of only three programs in Pennsylvania to receive national journalism accreditation from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).
The department offers an undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Journalism) as well as a graduate degree (Master of Science in Communication Studies).
Our students are prepared for a variety of careers and/or graduate study thanks to:
- Student media organizations
- Small class sizes resulting in personalized attention
- Faculty members with professional experience in different communication fields
Students prepare for careers in television, radio, video production and more.
Students prepare for careers in journalism, social media, editing and more.
Students prepare for careers in media relations, public affairs and digital strategic communications.
- Students will apply tools and technologies appropriate for the communications professions in which they work.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of peoples and cultures and of the significance and impact of mass communications in a global society.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and, as appropriate, other forms of diversity in domestic society in relation to mass communications.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of professional ethical principles and work ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness and diversity.
- Students will understand and apply the principles and laws of freedom of speech and press.
- Students will understand concepts and apply theories in the use and presentation of images and information.
- Students will apply basic numerical and statistical concepts.
- Students will conduct research and evaluate information by methods appropriate to the communications professions in which they work.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the history of professionals and institutions in shaping communications.
- Students will think critically, creatively and independently.
- Students will critically evaluate their own work and that of others for accuracy and fairness, clarity, appropriate style and grammatical correctness.
- Students will write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences and purposes they serve.