Communication Studies

Communication Studies and Computer Science, BS

The computer science and communication studies combined major integrates practical skills and theory. You’ll gain both a strong computer science foundation and a deep understanding of the major conceptual frameworks for human communication—plus how to apply these learnings to solve problems in today’s society.

The computer science and communication studies combined major integrates practical skills and theory. You’ll gain both a strong computer science foundation and a deep understanding of the major conceptual frameworks for human communication—plus how to apply these learnings to solve problems in today’s society.

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Co-op Opportunities

Zipcar

Boston, MA

Wayfair

Boston, MA

TJMaxx and HomeGoods

Framingham, MA

Strong Women Strong Girls

Boston, MA

Southwest Airlines

Dallas, TX

Liberty Mutual

Boston, MA

Johnson & Johnson

Boston, MA

John Hancock

Massachusetts, US

Institute of Contemporary Art

Boston, MA

Eaton Vance Management

Boston, MA

Donna Karan International

Boston, MA

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, MA

Constant Contact

Waltham, MA

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, MA

Arnold Worldwide

Boston, MA

Amazon

Seattle, WA

Career Opportunities

Account Executive

Applications Developer

Brand Manager

Computer Hardware Engineer

Computer Programmer

Creative Director

Data Analyst

Database Administrator

Development Officer

Games Developer

IT Consultant

Media Planner

Meeting/Event Planner

Network Administrator

Personnel Recruiter

Public Information Officer

Public Relations Specialist

Sales Representative

Social Media Manager

Software Developer

Web Developer

Multidisciplinary Skills

ability to work under pressure

creative problem-solving skills

critical thinking

leadership skills

listening

performance and presentation skills

project management skills

verbal and written communication skills

Learning Outcomes

COMMUNICATION STUDIES
COURSE OUTCOMES
Communication is a diverse discipline and every department is unique. At Northeastern, the Communication Studies curriculum was designed to achieve three distinct learning objectives:

1. Basic communication skills, including the ability to research a question, prepare and deliver a compelling speech, and think critically and write effectively.
2. 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.
3. 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.