Communication is a diverse discipline and each department is unique. At Northeastern, the Communication Studies curriculum was created to achieve three distinct objectives.
All majors should be able to:
- communicate effectively, responsibly, and ethically as local, national, international, and global citizens and leaders;
- explain the major paradigms, theories, and conceptual frameworks for understanding human communication and be capable of applying this knowledge to solve contemporary problems;
- analyze and evaluate published research, and design and conduct communication research studies using quantitative social science, interpretive, or critical methods.
The requirements for the Communication Studies major have changed over the years. Current students can find the applicable requirements by following the link below for the year they started at Northeastern.
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- Fall 2016
- Fall 2015/Spring 2016
- Fall 2013/Spring 2014
- Fall 2012/Spring 2013
- Fall 2011/Spring 2012
- Fall 2010/Spring 2011
- Fall 2009/Spring 2010
*Course requirements are maintained by Northeastern University’s Office of the Registrar
The Communication Studies Department has developed a half-major template, by which students can combine with a half-major from another department to create their own unique combination of majors.