Communication Studies, Minor
The Communication Studies minor helps students acquire the practical skills necessary to succeed in the modern workplace.
The communication studies minor is for students who seek to acquire the practical skills necessary to succeed in the modern workplace. The minor consists of two common requirements—Introduction to Communication Studies (COMM 1101) and Public Speaking (COMM 1112)—a foundational course, and three electives.
TJMaxx and HomeGoods
Strong Women Strong Girls
Johnson & Johnson
Institute of Contemporary Art
Eaton Vance Management
Donna Karan International
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Human Resources Professional
Public Information Officer
Public Relations Specialist
Social Media Manager
ability to work under pressure
creative problem-solving skills
performance and presentation skills
project management skills
verbal and written communication skills
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.