Communication Studies

Communication Studies and Sociology, BA

This combined major integrates the study of communication skills and processes with the study of social behaviors.

The communication studies department and the sociology department offer an interdisciplinary combined major in communication studies and sociology. The combined major integrates the study of communication skills and processes with the study of social behaviors.

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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

Brand Manager

Creative Director

Development Officer

Health Educator

Human Relations

Human Resources Professional

Lawyer

Magement Consultant

Market Researcher

Media Planner

Meeting/Event Planner

Multimedia Specialist

Personnel Recruiter

Pollster

Public Information Officer

Public Relations Specialist

Sales Representative

Social Media Manager

Social Worker

Speech Writer

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.

Our Media and Screen Studies curriculum designed to achieve six distinct learning objectives:

1. Apply basic knowledge of fundamental techniques of video-based film production in a visual project
2. Define terms, concepts, and theories that are fundamental to the study of media
3. Apply analytical and critical thinking skills to media texts
4. Apply the history of media studies to current issues of media with a particular focus on identity, industry, and democracy
5. Plan, write, and present original research papers and presentations, incorporating an analytical understanding of concepts and ideas in Media and Screen Studies
6. Apply theories of media and culture central to the field of Media and Screen Studies to a media text or issue