Communication/Journalism, Electronic Media Concentration, B.A.

Shippensburg University's Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Journalism is one of only three ACEJMC accredited programs in Pennsylvania and the only one in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The electronic media emphasis of our undergraduate program prepares you for careers in television, radio, video production and more.

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What Will I Learn?

In this program you will learn:

  • How to write, shoot and edit news, sports and entertainment content for audio and video productions, websites and social media applications
  • How to be inclusive and ethical in your storytelling
  • About the laws, legal guidelines and business practices that govern and inform content production
  • Ship’s Communication/Journalism Department offers one of only three programs in Pennsylvania that is fully accredited.
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Leah Fuoco wearing a red shirt with Shippensburg University logo

Meet Leah Fuoco

“We have great student-run campus media groups. As a freshman you can come in and start right away. It's very cool and great work experience we can put on our resumes.”

How Leah Found Success at Ship

What are the requirements for this degree?

Students must take 42 credits in the Communication/Journalism major to graduate. Those transferring into the major must have a 2.3 GPA.

The Undergraduate Catalog provides details about program requirements.

These areas of study may serve well as minors:

  • Business/marketing
  • Human communication
  • English
  • Political science
  • Sociology

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

Careers are available across many fields that include electronic media. Some positions include:

  • Reporter/anchor
  • Newscast producer
  • Multimedia journalist
  • Videographer/photographer
  • Audio/podcasting producer
  • Media writer/researcher
  • Radio announcer/reporter/show producer
  • Sports announcer/reporter/show producer
  • Video/audio editor

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have on Campus?

You will regularly work on class projects in the state-of-the-art HD television studio, video and audio editing labs and via apps on mobile devices. Expect to work with the collegiate Emmy® award-winning student-run television organization, SUTV, and the student-run radio station, WSYC. The program has small class sizes for all skills courses. All writing and technology skills courses are limited to 20 students. You will have access to faculty, media technology and cameras both in class and outside of class.