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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.

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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

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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.

Learning 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.

Co-op Opportunities

  • Zipcar
  • Wayfair
  • TJMaxx and HomeGoods
  • Strong Women Strong Girls
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • John Hancock
  • Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Eaton Vance Management
  • Donna Karan International
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Constant Contact
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Arnold Worldwide
  • Amazon

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