Music and Communication Studies With Concentration in Music Industry, BS

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Music Industry Requirements

Introduction to College
MUSC 1000Music at Northeastern1
Music Theory Requirement
MUSC 1201Music Theory 14
Introductory Music Industry
MUSI 1230Introduction to Music Industry4
Historical Traditions
Complete two of the following:8
Historical Traditions: America
Historical Traditions: Classical
Historical Traditions: World
Historical Traditions: History of the Music Industry
Historical Traditions: Special Topics
Historical Traditions: Music since 1900
Music Industry Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Songwriting 1
Music Licensing for Media
Music Recording 1
Music in the Online and Mobile Environment
Performing Arts Administration
Music Publishing and Royalties
Music Supervision 1
Special Topics in Music Industry
Artist Management
The Record Industry
Music Products Industry
Copyright Law for Musicians
Writing about Music
Music Industry Marketing and Promotion
Concert Promotion and Venue Management
Hip Hop in the Music Industry
Music Entrepreneurship
Introduction to Music Technology
Digital Audio Processing
Business Electives
Complete two courses in the following subject areas:8

Communication Studies Requirements

Communication Studies Common Requirements
COMM 1101Introduction to Communication Studies4
COMM 1112Public Speaking4
or COMM 2301 Communication Research Methods
Foundation Course
Complete one of the following:4
Persuasion and Rhetoric
Classical Foundations of Communication
Principles of Organizational Communication
Communication Theory
Communication in a Digital Age
Cluster Course
Complete one of the following:4
Sex, Relationships, and Communication
Global and Intercultural Communication
Communication and Gender
Communication Law
Free Speech in Cyberspace
Writing-Intensive Courses
Complete two of the following:8
Health Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Communication and Inclusion
Political Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Great Speakers and Speeches 2, 1930–Present
Communication Criticism
Environmental Issues, Communication, and the Media
Free Speech: Law and Practice
Communication and Sexualities
Theories of Conflict and Negotiation
Communication, Politics, and Social Change
Sex and Interpersonal Communication
Consultation Skills
Organizational Communication Training and Development
Nonverbal Social Interaction
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Youth and Communication Technology
Crisis Communication and Image Management
Seminar in Communications
Special Topics in Communication Studies
Communication Studies Electives
Complete three COMM courses.12

Integrative Requirement

Complete one of the integrative options below. If a communication studies course is taken, an additional music course, numbered 2000 or higher, is required.

Music Option
MUSI 4601Seminar in Music Industry4
Communication Studies Option
Complete two of the following courses. One communication studies course is required:8
Strategic Communication Capstone
Online Communities
MUSC 2000 to MUSC 5999
MUSI 2000 to MUSI 5999
MUST 2000 to MUST 5999

Communication Studies Major Grade Requirement

No more than two grades below a C in communication studies courses may be used to satisfy degree requirements.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required