Academics

Writing Program

WELCOME TO THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION WRITING PROGRAM!

Boston University’s College of Communication offers a dynamic, hands-on writing program with a unique curriculum. While many schools of communication offer fundamental writing courses, COM is one of only a few that give first- and second-year students a chance to experiment with many forms of media writing as they develop solid core skills.

Through our program’s required course, CO201 Introduction to Communication Writing, you can practice writing across many communication fields—including journalism, public relations, film, and new media—while learning the foundations of good writing: logic, organization, audience, voice, and mechanics. After you develop your skills in CO201, you can then move on to take more specialized writing courses in your chosen major.

Our writing program also gives you many opportunities to share and get support for your writing. You can:

• Participate in the 201 Coffee House Reading
• Submit your writing to the 201 Magazine, The Comment, and Nachman Awards
• Receive one-on-one tutoring at the COM Writing Center