Communication Studies
Department of Communication

Communication Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Undergraduate

125 credits

required for program
  • Minor Available

The Communication Studies major is designed to prepare students with foundational communication principles and relational communication skills for a wide variety of contexts and careers that involve working with people and are important for effective leadership, training, and service.

Communication studies may be the right degree for you if you

  • are a motivated, hard worker
  • have a passion for leading, learning, and communicating
  • have a desire to strengthen your written and verbal skills
  • want to help organizations reach the rest of the world with persuasive messages

Why study communication at Northwestern?

Get hands-on experience from knowledgeable professors who approach communications with truth, ethics, and an attitude of service.

With campus close to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, students can take advantage of opportunities in Minnesota’s thriving business and communication industries.


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Careers in communication studies

There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in communication studies.

What types of work are related to this degree?

  • Corporate sales
  • Management
  • Human resources
  • Advertising and promotions
  • Labor relations
  • Public relations
  • Customer service
  • Training and development
  • Creative directing
  • Public opinion research
  • Editing, writing and publishing
  • Fundraising and event planning
  • Public speaking
  • Speech and copywriting
  • Program coordination
  • Campaigning
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