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 have:

  • Basic communication skills, including the ability to research a question, prepare and deliver a compelling speech, and think critically and write effectively.
  • An understanding of the communication discipline including an appreciation for the history of communication studies, familiarity with important principles, and the ability to apply this knowledge to contemporary problems.
  • A distinct area of emphasis that distinguishes their major. Some of the more popular areas include argumentation and advocacy, organizational or health communication, international and intercultural communication, digital communication, and media production.

The Communication Studies Department has implemented a new curriculum for September 2013. Upperclassmen have the option of switching to the new requirements. The new requirements will soon be posted; for further information, please contact our department at commstudies@neu.edu.

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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*Course requirements are maintained by Northeastern University’s Office of the Registrar

The Communication Studies Department has implemented a new curriculum for September 2013. Upperclassmen have the option of switching to the new requirements. The new requirements will soon be posted; for further information, please contact our department at commstudies@neu.edu.

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.

Communication Studies Half Major