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Communication Studies and Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, BS

An interdisciplinary approach to human communication and its disorders.

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The combined Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology offers an interdisciplinary approach to human communication and its disorders. Coursework focuses on the scientific and theoretical frameworks of speech, language, and hearing. Students will also be introduced to the fundamentals of communication theory, and they have an opportunity to acquire the practical skills necessary to thrive in a complex and changing society. The curriculum is enhanced by experiential learning opportunities in a clinical setting that prepare the students for a variety of professional careers.

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.

Career Opportunities

  • Account Executive
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Creative Director
  • Information Officer
  • Market Researcher
  • Media Planner
  • Media Producer
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Social Media Manager
  • Web Content Manager
  • 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


Additional resources

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