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Communications Studies Major

Career Options

Students in communication studies learn to evaluate and produce communicative texts that adapt to changing situations and audiences. A communication studies degree provides students with effective interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, ethical and media-savvy communication expertise, as well as the critical thinking skills necessary for advanced studies in communication, media, education, or other related fields. This major rigorously prepares students for future work and study in a variety of fields such as law, politics and public affairs, journalism, marketing, advertising, public relations, consulting and many others.

Explore career paths, essential skills, and typical employers for communication studies majors.

The SPS Student Services team is invested in preparing adult students to apply their Northwestern education to their next step of professional success. Bachelor’s degree students are encouraged to discuss their career goals with their academic advisers, who are available to help with job search strategies, resume review, and provide program-tailored career advice.

A range of career resources is available from SPS Student Services, and undergraduate SPS students also use advising, programming, and resources from Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA), the comprehensive career services office at the Evanston campus.

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