Bachelor of Science, Journalism

The journalism degree at Northwestern University in Qatar is offered by the internationally respected Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. Since 1921, Medill has epitomized excellence in journalism and journalism education in the United States, and it is doing the same today in Qatar.

Now, as the media everywhere face unprecedented change, our undergraduate program is leading the way in preparing multimedia journalists who can help shape and navigate a dynamic media landscape. The NU-Q curriculum ensures that journalism students become skilled not only in writing, reporting, editing, production and critical thinking, but also in using multiple platforms (print, online, and broadcast) so that they can create compelling, high-impact journalism for interactive audiences.


Our curriculum emphasizes journalism excellence, multimedia storytelling, ethics and professional behavior, audience understanding, research, quantitative literacy, visual literacy, and creativity. Journalism students take about one-third of their courses in the journalism program (which includes a track in public relations); the other two-thirds are in the liberal arts and sciences.

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Journalism residency

NU-Q's valuable “learn by doing” philosophy extends beyond the traditional classroom to real-world training and immersion experiences. During their junior year, students participate in the Journalism Residency, an academic internship that gives them invaluable real-world experience and networking potential within a media company. They receive course credit for working alongside professional mentors at newspapers, magazines, broadcast and online news operations, or public relations agencies.

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Many graduates of the journalism program find rewarding careers in print, broadcast or online journalism, public relations, or related fields directly after graduation.

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NU-Q's journalism faculty members have experience in print, broadcast and multimedia journalism from some of the world's leading newsrooms. Learn more about their areas of expertise and find contact information:

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