Communication Major

Communication Major

In today's media-driven world, communication is happening all around us everyday—and it takes specific skills to make your voice heard above all the noise. Whether in-person or online, spoken or written, good communication skills are something that can be learned, and they are some of the most valuable qualifications you can bring to any career. The highly qualified professors in NU's communication studies program offer real-world media experience that will help you get a head start in this competitive field—so you can use your voice to make a difference.

Why Communication at NU?

  • Choose from five different concentrations: Drama, Film Studies, Media Studies, Organizational Communication, and Public Affairs.
  • Benefit from small classes where you receive one-on-one attention from professors who care about your success.
  • Learn from faculty members whose teaching reflects their real-world media experience as well as high academic qualifications.
  • Gain a holistic view of communication, studying areas ranging from critical thinking and message design to interpersonal skills and writing/speaking.
  • Integrate your faith with your learning in an environment that nurtures your spiritual development.
  • Benefit from long-term networking opportunities with fellow students.
  • Put your learning into action through internships that offer practical experience with Seattle-area businesses like Microsoft, Google, and local television networks.

Internship Opportunities

  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Starbucks
  • Bellevue Arts Museum
  • Redmond Sports Marketing
  • Port of Seattle
  • Taproot Theatre
  • World Vision

Common Career Paths

A degree from NU can help you launch your career immediately after graduation. Some of the fields that a degree in communication can open up for you include:

  • Business/Marketing
  • Theatre and Filmmaking
  • Church/Ministry
  • Nonprofit
  • News Production, Editing, or Broadcasting
  • Government
  • Public Relations

Word From The College of Arts and Sciences

Gary Gillespie

Gary Gillespie

Department Chair and Debate Coach

"Ten miles from downtown Seattle, our campus is close to cultural and sporting events. You will have access to one of the most active performing arts communities in the nation, with many opportunities in both music and theatre. The computer and video game industry near our campus gives you further internship opportunities. World Vision, a leading humanitarian organization, is headquartered nearby and is always looking for our students as interns. Choose to obtain your degree in a smaller setting where you will be known by professors who care about you. Live in one of the most exciting areas of the nation. Study surrounded by people who share your faith and values. Check out Northwest."

Course Listings

A complete list of courses for the Communication Major can be found in the Academic Catalog »

Academic Catalog

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