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Program at a Glance

  • Program Credits

    15 credits
    • Location

      ​New York City
    • Semesters Offered

      Fall, Spring

      March 15 Deadline for Fall

      October 29 Deadline for Spring

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    Spend a semester learning from top-notch journalism faculty and interning at a news media organization in the journalism capital of America.


    What Will I Study?

    If a lot can happen in a New York minute, imagine a whole semester! New York City Semester is a program with The King’s College, located in downtown Manhattan. Students will be immersed in a rigorous and engaging academic experience, learning from award-winning professors who epitomize committed Christian faith along with mastery in their fields. In addition to visits from industry professionals and the vibrant faculty lectures, students will take advantage of unparalleled networking opportunities, cultural experiences, and more.

    Led by Wall Street Journal veteran Professor Paul Glader and New York Daily News veteran Professor Clemente Lisi, the NYC Semester program includes newsroom visits to outlets such as BuzzFeed, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press and ProPublica. Students in the program have interned at outlets such as The New York Daily News, The Brooklyn Paper and Newsweek. They have heard from journalists from outlets such as The New York Times, SkyNews and Reuters. Studying with professors who are deeply rooted in Christian faith, NYCJ students cultivate their commitment to the truth and the skill to tell it well.


    Course Equivalencies

    NYC Semester Program Course Equivalencies

    Core Courses (Required) Credits Biola Course Credits
    JOU 351 Journalism Foundations 3 credits JOUR 464 Philosophy & Ethics of Media 3
    JOU 450 Entrepreneurial Journalism Skills & the Future 3 credits JOUR 470 Journalism Seminar: Entrepreneurial Journalism 3
    INT 999 Internship 6 credits JOUR 444 Advanced Journalism
    JOUR 480 Directed Research
    3+3
    Electives (Choose one) Credits Biola Course Credits
    JOU 412 Persuasive Wring & Speaking 3 credits JOUR 447 Commentary, Opinion and Reviews 3
    JOU 353 Narrative Non-Fiction Workshop 3 credits JOUR 335 Magazine and Freelance Writing 3
    JOU 455 Business Journalism 3 credits JOUR 470 Journalism Seminar: Business Journalism 3
    ENG 445 Cultural Criticism 3 credits No equivalency yet approved — See department chair for course approval
    ENG 254 History of Narrative 3 credits No equivalency yet approved — See department chair for course approval
    HUM 210 Principles of Cultural Interpretation 3 credits No equivalency yet approved — See department chair for course approval
    MED 252 Theories of Mass Communication 3 credits No equivalency yet approved — See department chair for course approval
    MED 251 Enterprise of Mass Communication 3 credits No equivalency yet approved — See department chair for course approval
    MED 353 Media, Culture & Society 3 credits No equivalency yet approved — See department chair for course approval

    Total Credits: 15