Communication Studies and Sociology, BA

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.

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

Communication Studies Requirements

Communications Studies Common Requirements
COMM 1000Communication Studies at Northeastern1
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

Sociology Requirements

A grade of C or higher is required in sociology requirements.

Required Sociology Courses
SOCL 1101Introduction to Sociology4
SOCL 2300Social Theory4
SOCL 2320Statistical Analysis in Sociology4
SOCL 2321Research Methods in Sociology4
Introductory Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Society and Health
and Society and Health Recitation
Sociology of Boston
Social Problems
Social Psychology
Sociology of Violence
Sociology of Prejudice and Violence
Sociology of Poverty
Urban Social Problems
Sociology of the Family
Violence in the Family
Gender in a Changing Society
Social Stratification
Globalization and Social Change
Deviant Behavior and Social Control
Juvenile Delinquency
Drugs and Society
Intermediate-Level Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Law and Social Justice
Social Movements
Race and Ethnic Relations
Current Issues in Cities and Suburbs
Class, Power, and Social Change
Feminist Perspectives on Society
Class, Crime, and the Legal System
The Immigrant Experience: Ethnicity, Race, and Inequality in America
Sociology of Human Service Organizations
Sociology of Organizations
Sociology of Health and Illness
Privilege
Seminar in Urban Sociology
Globalization and the Evolution of Human Societies
Environment, Technology, and Society
Applied Sociology: Practice and Theory
Advanced-Level Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Political Sociology
“The Wire” and the Study of Urban Inequalities
Law and Social Issues
Race, Class, and Gender
Sexualities
Computers and Society
European Union: Social and Political
Special Topics in Sociology
Directed Study

Capstone and Integrative Requirements

Integrative Course
Complete one of the following:4
Political Communication
Theories of Conflict and Negotiation
Environment and Society
Sociology of Popular Culture
Capstone/Senior Seminar Option
Complete one of the following two options:8
Communications Capstone Option
Complete one COMM course and one SOCL course from the following list:
Health Communication Campaigns
Communication and Quality of Life
Consultation Skills
Organizational Communication Training and Development
Advocacy Workshop
Online Communities
SOCL 3000 to SOCL 4999
Sociology Senior Seminar Option
Complete SOCL 4600 and one COMM course from the following list:
Senior Seminar
COMM 3000 to COMM 4999

Communications Studies Grade Requirement

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

Communication Studies and Sociology Combined-Major Credit Requirement

Complete 80 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required