Welcome to the Communication Studies Department

Our competitive program features a flexible curriculum that allows majors to combine foundational courses, distributed requirements, and electives to create a unique plan of study to prepare you for the real world. The most popular areas of emphasis include strategic communication, production and entertainment, advocacy and social activism, digital communication and new media, communication and health, and organizational and interpersonal communication, and students often combine new areas of study tailored to their individual interests.

Communication Studies majors at Northeastern can also gain up to 18 months of professional experience working with more than 2,000 employers across the United States and around the world. The chance to participate in experiential education through co-op distinguishes our department as our majors graduate with a unique mix of theory and practice.

If you have any questions about the communication studies major, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!



Student Project Researches War on Drugs’ Impact on African American Community, Guided by CAMD Professor

Sarah J. Jackson, Assistant Professor in Communications Studies, first got to know Northeastern students Joe Tache and Prasanna Rajasekaran through …
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Co-op Stories: Lauren Hayden, Young & Rubicam

Working in London for a leading global advertising firm Area of Emphasis: Strategic Communication Young & Rubicam (Y&R) is one …
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Co-op Stories: Stephan Gargour, Jordanian Olympic Committee

Managing digital sports communication in Amman Areas of Emphasis: Digital Communication, Strategic Communication For his first co-op, Stephan had two …
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