Professional Communication

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Why Professional Communication?

Learn how to translate complex information to understandable language with the Bachelor of Science in Professional Communication. 

The Bachelor of Science in Professional Communication is designed for students who aspire to understand how to generate creative, high quality digital and paper-based content that effectively communicates ideas and messages to a variety of audiences. The program focuses on market-driven communication tools to address industry’s organizational, technical, and creative writing challenges. It promotes critical thinking and interpersonal skills that empower students to be adaptable communicators with real world experience, and it provides the opportunity to deepen mastery of specific skill sets through specialization in organizational communication, technical communication, graphic communication, and creative writing. Students will have the opportunity to build a portfolio of their work and to become knowledgeable and skilled in the roles and uses of various media in communications.

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What you'll study

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Professional Communication General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required 

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor's degree.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses 

21 semester hours required

Information Technology

Choose one of the following:

ITC 1000 - Computer Applications
3.00
ITC 2016 - End-User Data Analysis Tools
3.00
 

Business 

MGT 1100 - Introduction to Business
3.00
MKT 2100 - Principles of Marketing
3.00
MKT 2220 - Consumer Behavior
3.00
 

Mathematics

MTH 1100 - College Algebra
3.00
MTH 2310 - Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
3.00
 

Philosophy

PHL 2120 - Ethical Issues in Communication
3.00
 

Major Courses

30 semester hours required 

Art 

ART 2000 - Typography: Communicating Content with Form
3.00
ART 2100 - Foundation in Visual Communication
3.00
ART 2200 - Fundamentals of Computer Graphics and Desktop Publishing
3.00

Communication

CMN 1100 - Organizational Communication
3.00
CMN 2310 - Professional Speaking
3.00
CMN 3400 - Advanced Organizational Communication
3.00
CMN 4220 - Organizational Communication Measurement and Assessment
3.00
 

Writing

ENG 3260 - Writing to Inform and Persuade
3.00
TCC 2200 - Introduction to Technical Writing
3.00
TCC 3450 - Writing for the Web
3.00
 

Capstone 

3 semester hours required

CMN 4850 - Capstone in Professional Communication
3.00
 

Electives 

Open electives to reach required credits for the degree. (No more than 6  electives with ACC, FIN, MGT, or MKT prefixes.)

Concentrations

Creative Writing Concentration

15 semester hours required

ENG 3210 - Writing for Young Readers
3.00
ENG 3220 - Writing Poetry
3.00
ENG 3230 - Writing Fiction
3.00
ENG 3240 - Writing Nonfiction
3.00
ENG 4210 - Writing for Publication
3.00
 
Graphic Communication Concentration

15 semester hour required

ART 3100 - Visual Foundations: Color
3.00
ART 3110 - Electronic Publishing and Design
3.00
ART 4100 - Graphic Communication 1
3.00
ART 4110 - Graphic Communication 2
3.00
ART 4120 - Advertising Design
3.00
Organizational Communication Concentration

15 semester hours required

CMN 3220 - Public Relations Basics and Practice
3.00
CMN 3330 - Digital Communication and Organizations
3.00
CMN 3340 - Gender and Communication
3.00
CMN 3350 - Intercultural Communication
3.00
CMN 3360 - Crisis Communication
3.00
 
Technical Communication Concentration

15 semester hours required

TCC 3200 - Digital and Social Communication Technologies
3.00
TCC 3210 - Technical Editing
3.00
TCC 3220 - Technical Promotional Writing
3.00
TCC 3230 - Writing for the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries
3.00
TCC 3240 - Proposal and Grant Writing
3.00
 

Did you know?

A bachelor's degree is worth $2.8M over an employee's lifetime (Center on Education and the Workforce, 2011). 

 

Did you know?

The Advertising or Marketing Manager median pay in 2015 was $124,850, which is much higher than the average of all other occupations (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015).

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer