Bachelor of Science in Magazine Program By Syracuse University |Top Universities

Bachelor of Science in Magazine

Bachelor of Science in Magazine

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
Students seeking a bachelor’s degree in magazine face realistic and exacting assignments designed to prepare them for careers in the magazine field, both in print and online. In small classes, students develop and perfect their ability to research, write, and edit. In addition, they study areas such as graphics, multimedia, law, ethics, and social media. In our magazine program, you learn the practical skills you need to succeed in the competitive world of magazine journalism. You study the history, ethics and business of print and online magazines and learn solid news writing and reporting skills. More importantly, you take courses that develop your skill as a narrative storyteller with an emphasis on the hallmarks of literary nonfiction scenes, descriptions, anecdotes, dialog and point of view. You work closely with faculty who come from top publications and become familiar with a wide range of magazines and their specific audiences, voices and personalities. Magazines can be organized into two groups: consumer and trade. Consumer magazines typically focus on niche markets related to hobbies and leisure activities (Tennis, Vegetarian Times), or offer a variety of news, information and entertainment (The New Yorker, Esquire). Major news magazines like Time and US News & World Report are influential consumer magazines that have large circulations and employ large staffs. Niche consumer magazines usually have small staffs and rely on freelance writers for much of their content. Trade or professional magazines report on certain industries or professions.