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 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. Click to view in a new tab, or right-click to download as a .pdf. Prospective students should use the link for Fall 2012/Spring 2013.
*Course requirements are maintained by Northeastern University's Office of the Registrar
The Communication Studies Department is currently developing a half major template. By combing two half majors, students can create their own unique major.
Additional information about the half major template in Communication Studies will be available later this semester.