Communication Studies

Communication Studies and Political Science, BS

The combined major in political science and communication studies offers students the opportunity to integrate the study of politics and government with different forms and mediums of communication.

The combined major in political science and communication studies offers students the opportunity to integrate the study of politics and government with different forms and mediums of communication. Students complete the core courses in political science along with core courses in communication studies that cover public speaking and persuasion. This combined major highlights the important role played by different forms of communication in shaping politics and government.

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Co-op Opportunities

WilmerHale

Boston, MA

Governor Charlie Baker

Boston, MA

Congresswoman Nensi Pelosi

Washington, DC

Boston Bar Association

Boston, MA

Career Opportunities

Account Executive

Brand Manager

Campaign Manager

Campaign Worker

Community Organizer

Creative Director

Development Officer

Health Educator

Human Resources Professional

Lawyer

Legislative Assistant

Lobbyist

Media Planner

Meeting/Event Planner

Personnel Recruiter

Policy Analyst

Political Consultant

Public Information Officer

Public Relations Specialist

Reporter

Researcher

Sales Representative

Social Media Manager

Speech Writer

Urban Planner

Writer

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.