Welcome to the Communication Studies Department at Northeastern’s College of Arts Media and Design.

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!


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Ice cracks from the wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier located at Los Glaciares National Park, southwest Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, on March 10, 2016. With 250 km2 ice formation, and 30 km in length, the Perito Moreno is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes mountain range.   AFP PHOTO / WALTER DIAZ / AFP / Walter Diaz        (Photo credit should read WALTER DIAZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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