Public relations director, social media coordinator, web designer …. Careers for communicators are fast-growing and fast-paced. And the technologies change as quickly as the stories you’ll tell.

Northwestern’s communications department offers these study options:


Northwestern’s communications professors are also professional communicators. They’ve published their own writing and managed public perception for a variety of organizations.

Real-world experience

From your freshman year, you’ll have opportunities to build your portfolio through practicums that offer practical news writing and corporate communication experience. As an upperclassman, you'll put your skills to work in an internship near campus or elsewhere in the U.S., leading to valuable hands-on experience that will impress a future employer.