Major in Magazine Journalism

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Science (B.S.) in Journalism: Magazine

The magazine journalism major prepares students for jobs as magazine writers and editors. The major is also designed to teach students to examine the economic and social role of magazines in the context of today's communication environment. Students learn the writing, editing, production, and business of magazines. Students take magazine-specific courses in which they

  • write queries and articles on spec for consumer magazines
  • work as writers, editors, photographers, and designers for the All Points North online or the print version of the magazine
  • design a magazine of their own
  • analyze current magazine markets

Program Requirements

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like to learn more about the journalism programs at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Shawn Murphy, Chair
Office: Ward Hall 241
Phone: 518-564-2422
Fax: 518-564-2349
Email: shawn.murphy@plattsburgh.edu