Journalism graduates are in demand around the country and abroad. It covers everything from print media to television. There are always opportunities for those who hold such degree especially now with the advent of the internet. But bear in mind that you can’t just enroll in whichever school that offers it. You have to find out first and foremost which schools offer accredited programs.
There are many benefits that go with graduating from an accredited institution. For starters, you have better chances of getting hired. One of the important things employers look into before hiring an individual is the school where he or she graduated from and whether or not the programs from that school met the standards. Further, being enrolled in an accredited program means you are more secure because you know you’re getting the best quality education around.
Take a look the compiled list HBCU journalism schools with accredited programs:
William Jiles, Director. B.S. Journalism; B.S. Public Relations. (Reaccredited 2012)
Address: Suite 4029, SJGC Bldg., 510 Orr Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32307
Edward Welch, department head. B.A. Mass Communication (Reaccredited 2011)
Note: New degrees and emphases offered by the accredited unit since its 2011 review: multimedia sequence
Address: GSU P.O. Box 45, Grambling, LA 71245
Brett Pulley, dean. B.A. Journalism and Communications. (Reaccredited 2014)
Address: 546 E. Queen Street, Hampton,VA 23668
Gracie Lawson-Borders, Dean. B.A. Journalism; B.A. Radio-TV-Film. (Reaccredited 2010)
Address: 525 Bryant St., N.W., Washington, DC 20059
Wanda Lloyd, Chair. B.A. Mass Communications (Reaccredited 2013)
Address: Box 20634, Savannah, GA 31404
Mahmoud A.M. Braima, Chair. B.A. Mass Communication. (Reaccredited 2012)
Address: Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Yahya R. Kamalipour, Chair. B.S. Journalism and Mass Communication (Mass Media Production, Multimedia Journalism, and Public Relations). (Reaccredited 2010)
Address: 1601 E. Market St., Greensboro, NC 27411
William Hart, chair. B.S. Mass Communications; B.A. Journalism. (Reaccredited 2011)
Address: 700 Park Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504; 700 Park Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504
Phone: (757) 823-8331.
These HBCU journalism schools are all accredited. If you want to learn more about their program offerings, you can visit the school personally or contact them via phone or email. You can also inquire about entrance requirements, tuition, and even scholarships and grants they are offering.
Source: The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications