Prerequisite Courses

  • ENG 105 as placed, unless exempted

Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in order to qualify for and stay in the certificate program.

Required Courses


Two courses to be selected from the list below or in consultation with the program advisor. 

Recommended electives:  

and appropriate courses in EnglishMedia StudyCommunication, or subject areas useful to journalism.

Application process

Students can find applications in Clemens 303 and outside Clemens 311. They should then schedule an appointment with the program director.

Note:  The certificate is only awarded concurrently upon completion of a bachelor’s degree at the University at Buffalo.