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Public Health and Journalism, BA

The combined major highlights the important role both journalism and public health will play in a complex and rapidly changing future.

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This combined major provides a valuable and unique set of competencies, ranging from the statistical analysis and epidemiological best practices gained from the courses in the public health program to the cutting-edge communication skills taught within the university’s School of Journalism.

Journalism Learning Outcomes

  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
  • Documentary Filmaker
  • Business
  • Web Producer
  • Lawyer

Multidisciplinary Skills

  • writing
  • reporting
  • research and analysis
  • critical thinking
  • visual storytelling
  • social media
  • interviewing skills
  • digital skills
  • shooting and editing
  • production skills


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