Business Administration and Communication Studies, BS

The combined major between business administration and communication studies provides students with a robust overview of business and communication studies. This combined major seeks to prepare students for career opportunities in growing industry markets such as public relations, marketing communications, and digital media.

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.

Business Core Requirements

Introduction to College
BUSN 1102Personal Skill Development for Business1
or COMM 1000 Communication Studies at Northeastern
ACCT 1201Financial Accounting and Reporting4
Business Statistics
MGSC 2301Business Statistics4
Business Core Option 1
INTB 1203International Business and Global Social Responsibility4
or ORGB 3201 Organizational Behavior
MKTG 2201Introduction to Marketing4
FINA 2201Financial Management4
Business Core Option 2
ACCT 2301Managerial Accounting4
or ENTR 2301 Innovation!
or MISM 2301 Management Information Systems
or SCHM 2301 Supply Chain and Operations Management

Business Concentration Required

A concentration is required and may be chosen from the following list:

Supporting Business Courses

Complete one of the following:4
Calculus for Business and Economics
Calculus 1
Calculus and Differential Equations for Biology 1
Intensive Calculus for Engineers
Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering
Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
Complete one of the following:4
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics

Communication Studies Requirements

Communication Studies Common Requirements
COMM 1101Introduction to Communication Studies4
COMM 1112Public Speaking4
or COMM 1113 Business and Professional Speaking
or COMM 2301 Communication Research Methods
Foundation Course
Complete one of the following:4
Persuasion and Rhetoric
Communication Theory
Principles of Organizational Communication
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
Complete two of the following:8
Mobile Communication
Health Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Communication and Inclusion
Political Communication
Great Speakers and Speeches
Communication Criticism
Public Relations Principles
Free Speech: Law and Practice
Communication and Sexualities
Theories of Conflict and Negotiation
Communication, Politics, and Social Change
Nonverbal Social Interaction
Youth and Communication Technology
Crisis Communication and Image Management
Communication Studies Electives
Complete three additional electives. Choose from any communication studies courses not used to satisfy requirements above or related electives outside of communication studies.12
4D Fundamentals: Sequence and Drawing
Photo Basics
Video Basics
Photography 1
Video: Sound and Image
Journalism 1: Fundamentals of Reporting
Public Relations Principles
Public Relations Practice
Digital Storytelling and Social Media
Design for Storytelling
Video News Reporting and Producing
The Newsroom
Introduction to Film Production
Advertising and Promotional Culture

Integrative Requirement

Integrative Course
MKTG 4504Advertising and Brand Promotion4
Complete one of the following:4
Strategy in Action
Strategic Communication Capstone
Consultation Skills

Business GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA in business courses required

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