Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations

Communication Research Center

The Communication Research Center (CRC) was established in 1959. It was a pioneer in conducting systematic analyses on the effects of television on children and measuring political opinions and voting intentions. This early beginning led the CRC to develop a specialty in survey research methodology.


The CRC’s Mission

  • Effectively use the most advanced theory and methods for examining communication;
  • Address both theoretical and applied problems and their intersection;
  • Integrate the talents and abilities of researchers across fields at Boston University to focus on communication-related issues;
  • Educate undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty on cutting-edge developments in communication research.