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 Journalism, BA

If you’re a news junky, love to write, want to tell people what’s going on in your hometown, around the world, or in an organization, a journalism major at Northeastern University gives you the skills and experience you need to tell your story.

  • Academics
  • Experiences
  • Interests

If you’re a news junkie; love to write; want to tell people what’s going on in your hometown, around the world, or in an organization, a journalism major at Northeastern University is designed to give you the skills and experience you need to tell your story.

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Interests of  Journalism, BA Students

  • 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 advocay
  • 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
    • Public Relations
    • Multimedia Specialist
    • Lawyer
    • Business
    • Documentary Filmmaker
    • Web Producer

 Journalism, BA Requirements

Journalism Major Requirements

Students transferring from outside institutions must complete a minimum of five 4-credit journalism courses at Northeastern, and these must include:

Journalism Electives

Complete three journalism electives.

Journalism Major Credit Requirement

Complete 49 semester hours in the major.

Upper-Division Electives

Complete three general electives numbered 3000 or above that do not double-count with the major or NUpath.

Program Requirement

129 total semester hours required

*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

Associate 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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