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Journalism and Criminal Justice, BS

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and School of Journalism offer a combined major in criminal justice and journalism. Criminology and criminal justice courses provide a foundation for understanding crime and our criminal justice system. Journalism courses provide students with the skills and experience needed to succeed as a journalist. Together, the combined major prepares students to report important stories about crime and justice.

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Program Learning Objectives

  1. Describe, analyze, and critique the role of Journalism in a democracy (1st Amendment).
  2. Gather and use data for reporting & analysis.
  3. Collaborate with other news professionals in writing & production of news.
  4. Report & produce a story across a range of media.
  5. Identify patterns in media innovation & the evolving business dynamics of Journalism.
  6. Write focused, organized, literate, and accurate narratives using AP Style; when appropriate.
  7. Critically analyze visual information.
  8. Understand and apply ethical standards of Journalism.

Co-op Opportunities

  • Boston Globe
  • Reebok
  • New Balance
  • CBS Television
  • NBC Universal Television
  • Boston Bruins
  • 360 Public Relations

Career Opportunities

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


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