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Information Science and Journalism, BS

The Information Sciences and Journalism degree program is similar to the Computer Science and Journalism combined degree, providing a greater focus on the Information Science needs of the journalism profession in particular. Both degrees provide a strong foundation in the principles, practices, and responsibilities of the journalism profession and the systems and technologies that support digital media.

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The information science and journalism combined major is similar to the computer science and journalism degree, with a greater focus on the journalism profession’s information science needs. Information science combines concepts and skills from computer science, behavioral and social science, and system design into an integrated, people-centered curriculum. Both degrees provide a strong foundation in the principles, practices, and responsibilities of journalism as well as the systems and technologies that support digital media.

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Interests of Information Science and Journalism, BS Students

  • advocacy
  • blogging
  • 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 skills
    • digital skills,
    • shooting and editing
    • production skills
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • Reporter
    • Multimedia Specialist
    • Web Producer
    • Coder

Information Science and Journalism, BS Requirements

Information Science Elective (Integrative)

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 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

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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