Human Communication, Minor
The human communication minor is for students who are interested in studying the role of interpersonal communication in relationships, including romantic relationships, friendships, and relationships in groups or in organizations.
The human communication minor is for students who are interested in studying the role of interpersonal communication in relationships, including romantic relationships, friendships, and relationships in groups or in organizations. The goal for students who complete the minor is to gain an in-depth understanding of how communication can affect the quality of relationships, the satisfaction that is derived from relationships, and whether a relationship is likely to last or dissolve. Courses in the minor focus on research-validated theories, concepts, and models that will aid students in better understanding the many different types of relationships that exist in their personal and professional lives.
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.