The Communication Department voluntarily aligns itself with standards of the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC), the official body evaluating professional programs for students in newspaper and magazine journalism, advertising and public relations, radio and television broadcasting, photojournalism and related fields.
The department has been accredited since 2008 when it became (and remains) the only school in SUNY to be accredited by ACEJMC. It is one of only six schools in New York State with professional accredited communication programs. See
The initial 2008 provisional accreditation was followed by full accreditation in 2010. The department is undergoing reaccreditation during 2013-14.
Your degree will carry more weight, because it comes from a school that is in the 15 percent of communication programs throughout the nation accredited by ACEJMC.
Accreditation is an assurance to students, parents, graduate schools, future employeers and the public of our quality performance, based on an extensive review and outcomes measured against national standards.
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