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Computer Science and Journalism, BS

The Computer Science and Journalism combined major supports a student who understands that journalism now takes place not just in print but also in the digital world especially on the internet. This program permits a student to learn the principles, practices, and responsibilities of the journalism profession and to understand the systems and technologies that support digital media.

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The computer science and journalism combined major supports students who understand that journalism now takes place in both print and the digital world. You’ll learn the principles, practices, and responsibilities of the journalism profession while gaining a deep understanding of the systems and technologies that support digital media.

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Interests of Computer Science and Journalism, BS Students

  • blogging
  • computer science
  • data journalism
  • data visualization
  • design
  • digital media
  • digital storytelling documentary
  • entrepreneurship
  • game design
  • investigative
  • media advocacy
  • media innovation
  • multinedia
  • public relations
  • reporting
  • social media
  • strategic advocacy
  • technology
  • video production
  • writing

Co-op Opportunities

  • Boston Globe
    Boston, MA
  • Reebok
    Canton, MA
  • New Balance
    Boston, MA
  • CBS Television
    52nd Street New York, NY
  • NBC Universal Television
    New York, NY
  • Boston Bruins
    Boston, MA
  • Boston.com
    Boston, MA
  • 360 Public Relations
    Boston, MA
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Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • writing
    • reporting
    • research and analysis
    • critical thinking
    • visual storytelling
    • social media
    • interviewing
    • digital
    • shooting and editing
    • production
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • Reporter
    • Multimedia Specialist
    • Web producer
    • Coder

Computer Science and Journalism, BS Requirements

Computer Science Elective Courses

With advisor approval, directed study, research, project study, and appropriate graduate-level courses may also be taken as upper-division electives.

Journalism Electives

Complete two JRNL courses.

Computing and Social Issues

Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

*For complete program course listing, visit the University course catalog.

Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar�s website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

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Department Chair:

Jonathan Kaufman

Professor, School Director

j.kaufman@northeastern.edu
617-373-3238

Administrators:

Susan Conover

Administrative Coordinator

s.conover@northeastern.edu
617-373-4053

Academic Advisors:

Valerie Falasca, M.Ed

Academic Advisor

v.falasca@northeastern.edu
617-373-4960

Alisa Sisson

Academic Advisor

a.sisson@northeastern.edu
617-373-7943

Maegan Bishoff

Academic Advisor

m.bishoff@northeastern.edu
617-373-8382

Co-op Advisors:

Michelle Hagopian

Co-op Coordinator

m.hagopian@northeastern.edu
617-373-6908

Kellianne Murphy

Senior Faculty Member

k.murphy@northeastern.edu
617-373-3412

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