Why choose the SCJ?
At the vanguard of pioneering programs, the School of Communication + Journalism (SCJ) at Florida International University is led by a talented group of global educators and professionals who stress teaching and writing excellence. The SCJ prepares students to respond to the rapid and dramatic changes in the media industry. It is the role of the SCJ to lead the way and chart the path for new directions in the industry – through its community engagement, cross-disciplinary programs, education abroad, global learning initiatives and commitment to research. The SCJ has a rich history of award-winning faculty and alumni with prestigious accolades, including eight Pulitzers Prizes, a number of Fulbright scholars and many Emmys, Silver Anvils, ADDYs and Clios, among others. Since its first accreditation in 1991, the School has distinguished itself as a leader in global and digital communications.
The School of Communication + Journalism seeks to be the catalyst that is transforming the communications landscape. The SCJ anticipates social and industry changes, and regularly recasts its curriculum to stay at the forefront of communications. Our professors are recognized experts in their fields, and are passionate about preparing students to become digital and global communicators. The SCJ also engages the community and the world through excellence in partnerships and programs. Community-based news outlets and strategic communication campaigns with global companies serve a local-to-international base of clients and add real-world experience to each student’s education.
From our multimedia labs to our strong focus on scholarship, innovation and study abroad programs, the SCJ is helping to create the future of communications.
We are excited about sharing our collective energy and having the opportunity to collaborate with our students, parents, alumni and community partners to continuously advance our professions and elevate the integrity of our craft.
Choose from between five majors.
The School of Communication + Journalism offers different paths to achieving your Bachelor of Science in Communication, and a path to achieving your Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts. You can earn a B.Sc. in Communication by specializing in either Broadcast Media, Journalism, or you can earn a B.Sc. in Digital Communication and Media, a B.Sc. in Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communication(PRAAC), or a B.A. in Communication Arts. Each track features a different route toward your diploma, resulting in different skill sets and professional training.
Learn from world-class faculty.
Our prestigious faculty come from a variety of backgrounds.
Benefit from a truly diverse student body.
Our location in South Florida means that our student body is composed of a truly diverse array of people, ranging from locals to international students. Recognized as having one of the highest concentrations of Hispanic students, the SCJ will introduce you to a mosaic of cultures and nationalities.