Media and Screen Studies and Journalism, BA

A Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media and Screen Studies is designed for the student who is interested in pursuing a career as a journalist specializing in the film industry.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

NUpath requirements Creative Expression/Innovation (EI), Interpreting Culture (IC), Societies and Institutions (SI), Difference and Diversity (DD), and Ethical Reasoning (ER) are met through the major course requirements. 

NUpath requirement Analyzing and Using Data (AD) may be met through electives in the major.

NUpath requirements Natural and Designed World (ND) and Formal and Quantitative Reasoning (FQ) must be met through general electives.

Media and Screen Studies Requirements

Introduction to College
MSCR 1000Media and Screen Studies at Northeastern1
or JRNL 1000 Journalism at Northeastern
Introduction to Media Studies
MSCR 1220Media, Culture, and Society4
Introduction to Screen Theory
MSCR 2220Understanding Media and Film4
Advanced Theory
MSCR 4623Theories of Media and Culture4
Media and Screen Electives
Complete four of the following:16
Narrative Filmmaking
Screenwriting
Gender and Film
Topics in Documentary Production
Topics in Film Studies
Introduction to Film Production
Introduction to Digital Media Culture
Advertising and Promotional Culture
Global Media
Film Analysis
Special Topics in Media and Screen Studies
Digital Media Culture
Media Audiences
Popular Music as Media Form
Media Industries
Media and Identity
Video: Sound and Image
Experimental Video
Survey of the Still and Moving Image
Advanced Media and Screen Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Film Theory
TV History
Media and Democracy
Special Topics in Media and Screen Studies
Directed Study
Independent Study

Journalism Requirements

Journalism Foundations
JRNL 1101
and JRNL 1102
Journalism 1: Fundamentals of Reporting
and Journalist’s Toolbox (A grade of C or higher is required)
5
JRNL 1150Understanding Today’s News4
JRNL 2201Journalism 2: Intermediate Reporting (A grade of C or higher is required)4
Journalism and Advanced Writing
JRNL 2301Visual Storytelling in Journalism (A grade of C or higher is required)4
Television News
JRNL 5314Video News Reporting and Producing4
Ethics and Issues
JRNL 4650Ethics and Issues in Journalism4
Journalism Elective
Complete three courses in the following range:12
JRNL 2000–JRNL 5999

Integrative Requirement

The following course also counts toward the media and screen studies requirements above.

Integrative Course
MSCR 4623Theories of Media and Culture4

Media and Screen Studies Grade Requirement

No more than two grades below a C in media and screen studies courses may be used to satisfy degree requirements.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Sample Five Years, Three Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MSCR 1000 or JRNL 10001JRNL 1101
and JRNL 1102
5Foreign language core course4Vacation
MSCR 12204MSCR 22204Elective4 
JRNL 11504Elective4  
ENGW 11114Foreign language core course4  
MATH 12154   
 17 17 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
JRNL 22014Co-opCo-opElective4
EEAM 20001  Elective4
MSCR elective4   
MSCR elective4   
Foreign language core course4   
 17 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
JRNL 23014Co-opCo-opVacation
JRNL 53074   
MSCR elective4   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
JRNL 53144Co-opCo-opVacation
JRNL elective4   
MSCR advanced elective4   
MSCR elective4   
 16 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
JRNL 46504MSCR 46234  
JRNL 53094Elective4  
MSCR advanced elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 131

 Sample Four Years, No Co-ops

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHours
MSCR 1000 or JRNL 10001JRNL 1101
and JRNL 1102
5
JRNL 11504MSCR 22204
MSCR 12204Elective4
ENGW 11114Foreign language core course4
MATH 12154 
 17 17
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHours
JRNL 22014JRNL 23014
MSCR elective4JRNL 53074
MSCR elective4MSCR elective4
Foreign language core course4Foreign language core course4
 16 16
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHours
JRNL 53144JRNL 46504
MSCR elective4JRNL 53094
Elective4MSCR advanced elective4
Elective4Elective4
 16 16
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours
JRNL elective4MSCR 46234
MSCR advanced elective4Elective4
Elective4Elective4
Elective4Elective4
 16 16
Total Hours: 130