Journalism minor

This minor is designed to prepare students to gather, write, edit, package and produce news in the information age. The study of journalism allows students to develop and apply their critical thinking, research and communication skills. In addition, the program stresses the social, ethical and legal contexts within which journalism is practiced in the United States.

Communication and social interaction minor

This minor explores the various ways human beings interact and exchange ideas. The coursework focuses on how to build effective and appropriate relationships and gain cooperation from others. Students analyze the process of creating, sending and interpreting verbal and nonverbal messages. This minor is attractive for anyone that plans to work with people. This popular minor provides insight on how people communicate and will help students to send appropriate messages in the workplace whether that is in business meetings, newsletters, or through social media.

Public Relations

Public relations is strategic communication management to establish and maintain a relationship between an organization and its publics in order to create cooperation and acceptance. The SUNY Oswego public relations program provides students with education in public relations principles, persuasive writing, quantitative/qualitative research, graphic design, campaign development, execution and evaluation, which are crucial for the successful public relations career.

Journalism

This program is designed to prepare students to gather, write, edit, package and produce news stories for newspapers as well as online reporting -including the role of graphic design in communicating the news.  The program emphasizes the social, ethical and legal contexts within which journalism is practiced in the United States. 

 "My experiences at SUNY Oswego taught me how to succeed at my internships, and the skills I mastered helped me land a job at my first-choice magazine straight out of college."

Broadcasting and Mass Communication

This major is designed to provide students with an understanding of the mass media industries, including radio, television, cable, film, the Internet, multimedia and mobile platforms.  Learn about the creation and production of media, the interrelated nature of media industries and the skills necessary to write, produce and distribute media messages.  Explore a variety of areas including audio and video production, broadcast journalism, copywriting and media management.