Undergraduate Studies


Do you frequently comment on the latest news on social media sites? Maybe you dabbled in journalism by working on your high school newspaper. Are you driven to learn all you can about what’s going on in the world? Listen to what our students say about our program. Like you, they have a passion for journalism.

As an undergraduate journalism major, minor or combined major, you enter our program as a novice journalist and you have many opportunities to exit as a journalist or public relations practitioner with skills and experience.

Our required journalism classes combined with innovative electives, are designed to teach you the critical skills and knowledge you need to be the best journalist or public relations practitioner you can be. Required subject areas outside of journalism will give you a broad view of the world.

If you’re interested in public relations, a journalism education is the best path to the practice. You not only learn good journalism writing, you learn how to work with journalists and write for the news media – a critical part of most public relations jobs. You can take public relations courses that introduce you to the profession, promote critical thinking, employ teamwork, and allow you to practice your profession in a classroom environment.

Our facilities include two computer labs, a newsroom with Mac computers and flat-screen TVs with cable; a student lounge to relax, study, and charge your laptop and phone; and a state-of-the-art media studio that is available to all College of Arts, Media, and Design students.

Explore our website. See what our students are doing, in class and on co-op. If you have any questions, please contact us at 617.373.3236 or contact Susan Conover, journalism administrative coordinator at s.conover@northeastern.edu.

For the latest course offerings and course description,visit the website of the Office of the Registrar.