Computer Science and Journalism, 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.

Computer Science Courses

Computer Science Overview
CS 1200Computer Science/Information Science Overview 11
CS 1210Computer Science/Information Science Overview 2: Co-op Preparation1
Computer Science Fundamental Courses
A grade of C– or higher is required:
CS 1800
and CS 1801
Discrete Structures
and Recitation for CS 1800
CS 2500
and CS 2501
Fundamentals of Computer Science 1
and Lab for CS 2500
CS 2510
and CS 2511
Fundamentals of Computer Science 2
and Lab for CS 2510
CS 2800
and CS 2801
Logic and Computation
and Lab for CS 2800
Computer Science Required Courses
CS 3200Database Design4
CS 3500Object-Oriented Design4
CS 4500Software Development4
CS 4800Algorithms and Data4
Computer Science Senior Seminar
CS 4000Senior Seminar1
or THTR 1170 The Eloquent Presenter
Computer Science Elective Courses
Complete three courses from the following ranges:12
CS 2600 to CS 7999 but not CS 5010
IS 2000 to IS 7999 but not IS 4900
At least one of these three courses must be from the following list:
Information Retrieval
Human Computer Interaction
Social Information Systems

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
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 two JRNL courses.8
Journalism-Related Requirement
HIST 1130Introduction to the History of the United States4

Mathematics Requirement

MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4

Computing and Social Issues

Complete one of the following:4
Environment, Technology, and Society
Computers and Society
Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics
Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights

Writing Requirement

College Writing
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
JRNL 2301Visual Storytelling in Journalism4

NUpath Requirements Satisfied

  • Engaging with the Natural and Designed World
  • Exploring Creative Expression and Innovation
  • Interpreting Culture
  • Conducting Formal and Quantitative Reasoning
  • Understanding Societies and Institutions
  • Analyzing and Using Data
  • Engaging Difference and Diversity
  • Writing in the First Year
  • Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
  • Writing-Intensive in the Major
  • Demonstrating Thought and Action in a Capstone

​Integrating Knowledge and Skills Through Experience is satisfied through co-op.

Complete seven general electives.28

Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all CS, IS, and JRNL courses

Program Requirement

133 total semester hours required

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 12001CS 25104Vacation0Vacation0
CS 18004CS 25111  
CS 18010CS 28004  
CS 25004CS 28011  
CS 25011JRNL 11014  
JRNL 11504HIST 11304  
ENGW 11114   
 18 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 12101Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
CS 35004   
JRNL 22014   
MATH 13414   
 17 0 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 32004Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
CS 48004  Elective4
JRNL 23014   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
JRNL 23504Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
JRNL 36104  Elective4
Computer science elective4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 5
JRNL 35504CS 40001  
Journalism elective4CS 45004  
Computer science elective4JRNL 46504  
Computer science elective4Journalism elective4  
 Computing and social issues4  
 16 17  
Total Hours: 134