The SCJ is an ACEJMC accredited institution that houses the Department of Communication and the Department of Journalism + Media. The SCJ is part of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) at FIU and its faculty is internationally recognized for its work in researching the effects of social media, media literacy, organizational communication, advertising and public relations, and issues of power, race and ideology in journalism.
The SCJ offers a multitude of undergraduate and graduate courses focused on providing skills and aptitudes to succeed in today’s expanding world of media, including web-based, interactive and digital communications — through broad and highly technical and field-specialized content that evolves as rapidly as the media. Its teachings blend traditional best practices and ethical foundations with relevant skills and hands-on experiences needed to produce global communicators and media revolutionaries in the 21st century.
Upon graduation, students are equipped with a diverse portfolio of professional work and the confidence to compete for any number of jobs ranging from editors, reporters, photojournalists, researchers to copywriters, publicists, communication specialists, lobbyists, video bloggers and more at public, private and non-profit organizations around the world