Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Communication Studies. Prepare for the real world. In a complex and changing society, communication is more important than ever—whether person to person, business to business, doctor to patient, or one smartphone to a million others.

The Department of Communication Studies at CAMD helps students develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding to succeed and excel in an ever-evolving world. Our goal is to empower students to be engaged citizens, adept change agents, and experts in their fields. Here’s how we achieve it:

  • Dynamic undergraduate curriculum and flexible requirements that enable students to develop their own distinct area of emphasis as they master the fundamentals of effective communication and learn core concepts in communication theory and practice.
  • Diverse faculty who are passionate subject-matter experts delivering research-informed teaching to small classes—many with 19 or fewer students. Our professors are scholars who regularly produce books, book chapters, and journal articles.
  • Real-world co-op experiences that take students out of the classroom and into the workforce to gain critical career skills and build valuable connections. We send 300 students each year to leading organizations across the globe—starting in our hometown of Boston, a city brimming with advertising and PR companies, non-profits and start-ups, political groups and sports teams.

We also welcome many non-Communication Studies majors from CAMD and other Northeastern colleges in combined majors, innovative minors, and online classes during the summer.

Today’s world needs stronger communicators, smarter marketers, and field-tested professionals who can turn theory into practice. Join us, and get ready to chart your own course to success.

Dale Herbeck 

Chair, Department of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Stud­ies
College of Arts, Media and Design
Northeastern University
commstudies@northeastern.edu