Journalism, BA

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.

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), Ethical Reasoning (ER) are met through the major course requirements.  All other NUpath requirements must be met through electives.

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language 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 2: Intermediate Reporting
Visual Storytelling in Journalism
Journalism Ethics and Issues
Introduction to College
JRNL 1000Journalism at Northeastern1
Journalism Courses
A grade of C or higher is required:
JRNL 1101Journalism 1: Fundamentals of Reporting4
JRNL 2201Journalism 2: Intermediate Reporting4
JRNL 2301Visual Storytelling in Journalism4
JRNL 3610Digital Storytelling and Social Media4
Required Journalism
JRNL 1150Interpreting the Day’s News4
JRNL 2350History of Journalism4
JRNL 3550Law of the Press4
JRNL 4650Journalism Ethics and Issues4
Journalism Electives
Complete three journalism electives.12
Journalism-Related Requirement
HIST 1130Introduction to the History of the United States4

Journalism Major Credit Requirement

Complete 48 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

128 total semester hours required

Sample Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
JRNL 10001JRNL 11014Vacation0Vacation0
JRNL 11504Foreign language core course4  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
HIST 11304Elective4  
Elective4   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
JRNL 22014JRNL 23014Vacation0Co-op0
Foreign language core course4JRNL 23504  
Elective4Foreign language core course4  
Elective4Elective4  
 EEAM 20001  
 16 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0JRNL 35504Elective4Co-op0
 JRNL 36104Elective4 
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0JRNL undergraduate elective4Upper-division elective4Co-op0
 JRNL undergraduate elective4Elective4 
 Elective4  
 Upper-division elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0JRNL 46504  
 JRNL undergraduate elective4  
 Upper-division elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 130

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
JRNL 10001JRNL 11014Vacation0Vacation0
JRNL 11504Foreign language core course4  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
HIST 11304Elective4  
Elective4   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
JRNL 22014Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
Foreign language core course4  Elective4
Elective4   
Elective4   
EEAM 20001   
 17 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
JRNL 23014Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
JRNL 23504  Elective4
Foreign language core course4   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
JRNL 35504Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
JRNL 36104   
Upper-division elective4   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
JRNL undergraduate elective4JRNL 46504  
JRNL undergraduate elective4JRNL undergraduate elective4  
Elective4Upper-division elective4  
Upper-division elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 130