Journalism and Interaction Design, BS

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.

Journalism Major Requirements

Journalism Introductory Course
JRNL 1150Interpreting the Day’s News4
Journalism Foundations
Must receive a C or better in the following:
JRNL 1101Journalism 1: Fundamentals of Reporting4
JRNL 2201Journalism 2: Intermediate Reporting4
JRNL 2301Visual Storytelling in Journalism4
JRNL 3610Digital Storytelling and Social Media4
Law and Ethics
JRNL 3550Law of the Press4
or JRNL 4650 Journalism Ethics and Issues
Journalism Electives
Take three JRNL courses12

Art and Design Core

Art and Design Fundamentals
ARTF 1122
and ARTF 1123
2D Fundamentals: Surface and Drawing
and 2D Tools
5
ARTF 2223
and ARTF 2224
5D Fundamentals: Experience and Drawing
and 5D Tools
5
Art and Design History
Complete two of the following:8
Global Art and Design History: Renaissance to Modern
Modern Art and Design History
History of Graphic Design

Design Requirements

Design Courses
ARTG 1250Design Process Context and Systems4
ARTG 2250
and ARTG 2251
Typography 1
and Type Tools
5
ARTG 2260Programming Basics4
ARTG 2400
and ARTG 2401
Interaction Design 1: Responsive
and Interaction Design Tools
5
ARTG 3350Typography 24
ARTG 3451Information Design 14
ARTG 3700Interaction Design 2: Mobile4
Degree Project
Complete one of the following:8
Design Degree Project 1
Interaction Team Degree Project 1

Design Electives

Complete one of the following:4
Photo Basics
and Photo Tools
Video Basics
and Video Tools
Observational Drawing
Conceptual Drawing
3D Fundamentals: Structure and Drawing
and 3D Tools
4D Fundamentals: Sequence and Drawing
and 4D Tools
Graphic Design 1
Physical Computing
Graphic Design 2
Identity and Brand Design
Information Design 2
Environmental Design
Typography 3

Introduction to College

ARTF 1000Art and Design at Northeastern1
or JRNL 1000 Journalism at Northeastern

Integrative Requirements

JRNL 5311Design and Graphics4
Complete one of the following:4
Design Degree Project 2
Interaction Team Degree Project 2

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Sample Five Years, Three Co-ops

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
JRNL 1000 or ARTF 10001JRNL 11014VacationVacation
JRNL 11504ARTF 2223
and ARTF 2224
5  
ENGW 11114ARTG 2250
and ARTG 2251
5  
ARTG 12504Elective4  
ARTF 1122
and ARTF 1123
5   
 18 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
JRNL 22014Co-op 1Co-op 1Vacation
EEAM 20001   
Art + Design History Elective 14   
ARTG 22604   
Elective4   
 17 0 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
JRNL 23014Co-op 2Co-op 2Elective4
Journalism Elective 14  ENGW 33024
ARTG 2400
and ARTG 2401
5   
ARTG 33504   
 17 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
JRNL 36104Co-op 3Co-op 3Elective4
Journalism Elective 24  Elective4
Art + Design History Elective 24   
ARTG 37004   
 16 0 0 8
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
JRNL 53114Journalism Elective 34  
JRNL 3550 or 46504ARTG 4551 or 47014  
ARTG 34514Art + Design Elective4  
ARTG 4550 or 47004Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 134

Sample Five Years, Three Co-ops

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
JRNL 1000 or ARTF 10001JRNL 11014VacationVacation
JRNL 11504ARTF 2223
and ARTF 2224
5  
ENGW 11114ARTG 2250
and ARTG 2251
5  
ARTG 12504Elective4  
ARTF 1122
and ARTF 1123
5   
 18 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
JRNL 22014JRNL 23014VacationVacation
EEAM 20001Journalism Elective 14  
Art + Design History Elective 14ARTG 2400
and ARTG 2401
5  
ARTG 22604ARTG 33504  
Elective4   
 17 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1Hours 
JRNL 36104Co-op 1Co-op 1 
Journalism Elective 24   
Art + Design Elective4   
ARTG 37004   
 16 0 0 
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1Hours 
JRNL 3550 or 46504Co-op 3Co-op 3 
Art + Design Elective 24   
Elective4   
ENGW 33024   
 16 0 0 
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
JRNL 53114Journalism Elective 34  
ARTG 34514ARTG 4551 or 47014  
ARTG 4550 or 47004Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 134