Communication is a diverse discipline and every department is unique. At Northeastern, the Communication Studies curriculum was designed to achieve three distinct learning objectives:
- Basic community 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 of the history of communication studies, familiarity with important theoretical 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, 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.
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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.